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A obscurusPipit Pip"it, n. [So named from its call note.] (Zo["o]l.)
Any one of numerous species of small singing birds belonging
to Anthus and allied genera, of the family
Motacillid[ae]. They strongly resemble the true larks in
habits, colors, and the great length of the hind claw. They
are, therefore, often called titlarks, and pipit larks.
Note: The meadow pipit (Anthus pratensis); the tree
pipit, or tree lark (A. trivialis); and the rock
pipit, or sea lark (A. obscurus) are well-known
European species. The common American pipit, or brown
lark, is Anthus Pensilvanicus. The Western species
(A. Spraguei) is called the American skylark, on
account of its musical powers. Anthus obscurusSea lark Sea" lark` (Zo["o]l.)
(a) The rock pipit (Anthus obscurus).
(b) Any one of several small sandpipers and plovers, as the
ringed plover, the turnstone, the dunlin, and the
sanderling. Anthus obscurusShore Shore, n. [OE. schore, AS. score, probably fr. scieran,
and so meaning properly, that which is shorn off, edge; akin
to OD. schoore, schoor. See Shear, v. t.]
The coast or land adjacent to a large body of water, as an
ocean, lake, or large river.
Michael Cassio, Lieutenant to the warlike Moor Othello,
Is come shore. --Shak.
The fruitful shore of muddy Nile. --Spenser.
In shore, near the shore. --Marryat.
On shore. See under On.
Shore birds (Zo["o]l.), a collective name for the various
limicoline birds found on the seashore.
Shore crab (Zo["o]l.), any crab found on the beaches, or
between tides, especially any one of various species of
grapsoid crabs, as Heterograpsus nudus of California.
Shore lark (Zo["o]l.), a small American lark (Otocoris
alpestris) found in winter, both on the seacoast and on
the Western plains. Its upper parts are varied with dark
brown and light brown. It has a yellow throat, yellow
local streaks, a black crescent on its breast, a black
streak below each eye, and two small black erectile ear
tufts. Called also horned lark.
Shore plover (Zo["o]l.), a large-billed Australian plover
(Esacus magnirostris). It lives on the seashore, and
feeds on crustaceans, etc.
Shore teetan (Zo["o]l.), the rock pipit (Anthus
obscurus). [Prov. Eng.] Carcharhinus obscurusShark Shark, n. [Of uncertain origin; perhaps through OF. fr.
carcharus a kind of dogfish, Gr. karchari`as, so called from
its sharp teeth, fr. ka`rcharos having sharp or jagged teeth;
or perhaps named from its rapacity (cf. Shark, v. t. & i.);
cf. Corn. scarceas.]
1. (Zo["o]l.) Any one of numerous species of elasmobranch
fishes of the order Plagiostomi, found in all seas.
Note: Some sharks, as the basking shark and the whale shark,
grow to an enormous size, the former becoming forty
feet or more, and the latter sixty feet or more, in
length. Most of them are harmless to man, but some are
exceedingly voracious. The man-eating sharks mostly
belong to the genera Carcharhinus, Carcharodon, and
related genera. They have several rows of large sharp
teeth with serrated edges, as the great white shark
(Carcharodon carcharias, or Rondeleti) of tropical
seas, and the great blue shark (Carcharhinus glaucus)
of all tropical and temperate seas. The former
sometimes becomes thirty-six feet long, and is the most
voracious and dangerous species known. The rare
man-eating shark of the United States coast
(Charcarodon Atwoodi) is thought by some to be a
variety, or the young, of C. carcharias. The dusky
shark (Carcharhinus obscurus), and the smaller blue
shark (C. caudatus), both common species on the coast
of the United States, are of moderate size and not
dangerous. They feed on shellfish and bottom fishes.
2. A rapacious, artful person; a sharper. [Colloq.]
3. Trickery; fraud; petty rapine; as, to live upon the shark.
Baskin shark, Liver shark, Nurse shark, Oil shark,
Sand shark, Tiger shark, etc. See under Basking,
Liver, etc. See also Dogfish, Houndfish,
Notidanian, and Tope.
Gray shark, the sand shark.
Hammer-headed shark. See Hammerhead.
Port Jackson shark. See Cestraciont.
Shark barrow, the eggcase of a shark; a sea purse.
Shark ray. Same as Angel fish
(a), under Angel.
Thrasher shark, or Thresher shark, a large, voracious
shark. See Thrasher.
Whale shark, a huge harmless shark (Rhinodon typicus) of
the Indian Ocean. It becomes sixty feet or more in length,
but has very small teeth. Crossarchus obscurusKusimanse Ku`si*man"se, n. (Zo["o]l.)
A carnivorous animal (Crossarchus obscurus) of tropical
Africa. It its allied to the civets. Called also
kusimansel, and mangue. Dendragapus obscurusGrouse Grouse, n. sing. & pl. [Prob. after the analogy of
mouse, mice, fr. the earlier grice, OF. griesche meor hen:
cf. F. piegri[`e]che shrike.] (Zo["o]l.)
Any of the numerous species of gallinaceous birds of the
family Tetraonid[ae], and subfamily Tetraonin[ae],
inhabiting Europe, Asia, and North America. They have plump
bodies, strong, well-feathered legs, and usually mottled
plumage. The group includes the ptarmigans (Lagopus),
having feathered feet.
Note: Among the European species are the red grouse (Lagopus
Scoticus) and the hazel grouse (Bonasa betulina).
See Capercaidzie, Ptarmigan, and Heath grouse.
Among the most important American species are the
ruffed grouse, or New England partridge (Bonasa
umbellus); the sharp-tailed grouse (Pedioc[ae]tes
phasianellus) of the West; the dusky blue, or pine
grouse (Dendragapus obscurus) of the Rocky Mountains;
the Canada grouse, or spruce partridge (D.
Canadensis). See also Prairie hen, and Sage cock.
The Old World sand grouse (Pterocles, etc.) belong to
a very different family. See Pterocletes, and Sand
grouse. P obscurusShearwater Shear"wa`ter, n. [Shear + water; cf. G.
wassersherer; -- so called from its running lightly along the
surface of the water.] (Zo["o]l.)
Any one of numerous species of long-winged oceanic birds of
the genus Puffinus and related genera. They are allied to
the petrels, but are larger. The Manx shearwater (P.
Anglorum), the dusky shearwater (P. obscurus), and the
greater shearwater (P. major), are well-known species of
the North Atlantic. See Hagdon.
Meaning of Obscurus from wikipedia
- Eleodes obscurus
is a species
of darkling beetle
in the genus
eleodes. It ranges
from southern British Columbia
to northern Mexico
and east to Texas, Kansas...
- Tenebrio obscurus
, or the dark mealworm
beetle, is a species
beetle. The larvae, when used as feeder insects
- (Trachypithecus obscurus
) is a species
in the family
Cercopithecidae. It is found
The Trachypithecus obscurus
- obscurus obscurus
(Fall, 1910) Poliaenus obscurus ponderosae
Linsley, 1935 Poliaenus obscurus schaefferi
Linsley, 1933 BioLib.cz - Poliaenus obscurus
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- "Hyperolius obscurus
". IUCN Red List of Threatened
Species. 2014: e.T56129A16937922. Retrieved
2020. Frost, Darrel
R. (2020). "Hyperolius obscurus
- America. "Hypothenemus obscurus
Report". Integrated Taxonomic Information
2019-09-23. "Hypothenemus obscurus
". GBIF. Retrieved
- Chauliognathus obscurus
is a species
of soldier beetle
in the family
Cantharidae. It is found
America. "Chauliognathus obscurus
- The dusky grouse
) is a species
of forest-dwelling grouse native
to the Rocky Mountains
America. It is closely related
- Appalachians. S. obscurus
is better adapted
to colder climates
than its distant
relative, S. florid****, the eastern
cottontail. S. obscurus
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