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Definition of longshanks
Longshanks Long"shanks`, n. (Zo["o]l.)
longshanksStilt Stilt, n. [OE. stilte; akin to Dan. stylte, Sw. stylta,
LG. & D. stelt, OHG. stelza, G. stelze, and perh. to E.
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.
2. A crutch; also, the handle of a plow. [Prov. Eng.]
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.
Meaning of longshanks from wikipedia
I (17/18 June 1239 – 7 July 1307), also known
as Edward Longshanks
and the Hammer
of the Scots
Scotorum), was King of England
- surviving garrison
back to England
with a message
. Longshanks orders
his son Prince Edward
to stop Wallace
by any means
Cr**** (also known
as Operation Longshanks
) was a military operation undertaken
by the Special Operations Executive
War II on 9 March...
- the original
on 6 January
2018. "Edward I 'Longshanks
' (r. 1272–1307)". royal.gov.uk. 12 January
from the original...
and the Sicilians, as well as three
new campaigns, featuring Edward Longshanks
, the Dukes
and the Hautevilles. On August
21, 2017 at Gamescom...
were also considered unusually
tall for the medieval period
- although contrary
to po****r belief, 'Longshanks
- king had agreed
in 1265. The next monarch, Edward Longshanks
, was far more successful
in maintaining royal power
- (1166–1216) r. 1199–1216 Henry
III (1207–1272) r. 1216–1272 Edward
(1239–1307) r. 1272–1307 Edward
II (1284–1327) r. 1307–1327 Edward
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as Peg Spencer Jones
- join him there. The crusaders, among
whom was the English prince Edward Longshanks
17 July 1270, but disease broke
out in the camp. Many...
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