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English → English (gcide) Definition: Anthus obscurus Sea 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. [1913 Webster] Shore \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. [1913 Webster] Michael Cassio, Lieutenant to the warlike Moor Othello, Is come shore. --Shak. [1913 Webster] The fruitful shore of muddy Nile. --Spenser. [1913 Webster] 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.] [1913 Webster] Pipit \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. [1913 Webster] Note: The meadow pipit (Anthus pratensis); the tree pipit , or tree lark (Anthus trivialis); and the rock pipit, or sea lark (Anthus obscurus) are 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. [1913 Webster]

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