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Longshanks
Longshanks Long"shanks`, n. (Zo["o]l.) The stilt.
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Stilt Stilt, n. [OE. stilte; akin to Dan. stylte, Sw. stylta, LG. & D. stelt, OHG. stelza, G. stelze, and perh. to E. stout.] 1. A pole, or piece of wood, constructed with a step or loop to raise the foot above the ground in walking. It is sometimes lashed to the leg, and sometimes prolonged upward so as to be steadied by the hand or arm. Ambition is but avarice on stilts, and masked. --Landor. 2. A crutch; also, the handle of a plow. [Prov. Eng.] --Halliwell. 3. (Zo["o]l.) Any species of limicoline birds belonging to Himantopus and allied genera, in which the legs are remarkably long and slender. Called also longshanks, stiltbird, stilt plover, and lawyer. Note: The American species (Himantopus Mexicanus) is well known. The European and Asiatic stilt (H. candidus) is usually white, except the wings and interscapulars, which are greenish black. The white-headed stilt (H. leucocephalus) and the banded stilt (Cladorhynchus pectoralis) are found in Australia. Stilt plover (Zo["o]l.), the stilt. Stilt sandpiper (Zo["o]l.), an American sandpiper (Micropalama himantopus) having long legs. The bill is somewhat expanded at the tip.

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- Edward I (17/18 June 1239 – 7 July 1307), also known as Edward Longshanks and the Hammer of the Scots (Latin: Malleus Scotorum), was King of England from...
- shot is of that sword on the field at Bannockburn. In 1286, King Edward "Longshanks" invades and conquers Scotland following the death of Alexander III of...
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- to differences in ambitions and musical skills Longshanks no.1 soon fell apart. The founder of Longshanks (André Kamer) and multi-instrumentalist Jan van...
- February 1311) was an English nobleman and confidant of King Edward I 'Longshanks'. Henry was the son of Edmund de Lacy, Baron of Pontefract who died when...
- the original on 6 January 2018. Retrieved 16 January 2018. "Edward I 'Longshanks' (r. 1272–1307)". royal.gov.uk. 12 January 2016. Archived from the original...
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- Mouser, during the First World War. The novel was well received. "Lottie Longshanks", reviewing for The Guardian, stated that "the book is well written and...
- film version of Eragon. His name is entirely Paolini's invention. Jeod Longshanks is a merchant and scholar. He is an agent of the Varden, whom he supported...
- brother to Edward Longshanks) 1296–1322: Thomas, 2nd Earl of Lancaster and of Leicester (Edmund's eldest son; nephew of Edward Longshanks) 1322–1324: uncertain...
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