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Calidris arenariaSanderling San"der*ling, n. [Sand + -ling. So called because
it obtains its food by searching the moist sands of the
A small gray and brown sandpiper (Calidris arenaria) very
common on sandy beaches in America, Europe, and Asia. Called
also curwillet, sand lark, stint, and ruddy plover. Totanus calidrisRedshank Red"shank` (r?d"sh?nk`), n.
(a) A common Old World limicoline bird (Totanus
calidris), having the legs and feet pale red. The
spotted redshank (T. fuscus) is larger, and has
orange-red legs. Called also redshanks, redleg,
(b) The fieldfare.
2. A bare-legged person; -- a contemptuous appellation
formerly given to the Scotch Highlanders, in allusion to
their bare legs. --Spenser.
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