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Definition: Anthus obscurus
Sea lark \Sea" lark`\
(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
, 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.
Lieutenant to the warlike Moor Othello,
Is come shore. --Shak.
The fruitful shore of muddy Nile. --Spenser.
, near the shore. --Marryat.
. See under On
(Zo["o]l.), a collective name for the various
limicoline birds found on the seashore.
(Zo["o]l.), any crab found on the beaches, or
between tides, especially any one of various species of
grapsoid crabs, as Heterograpsus nudus
(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
(Zo["o]l.), a large-billed Australian plover
). It lives on the seashore, and
feeds on crustaceans, etc.
(Zo["o]l.), the rock pipit (Anthus obscurus
). [Prov. Eng.]
, n. [So named from its call note.] (Zo["o]l.)
Any one of numerous species of small singing birds belonging
and allied genera, of the family
. 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
); the tree pipit
, or tree lark (Anthus trivialis
); and the
, or sea lark (Anthus obscurus
well-known European species. The common American pipit,
or brown lark, is Anthus Pensilvanicus
. The Western
species (Anthus Spraguei
) is called the American skylark
, on account of its musical powers.