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Definition: Shore plover
, 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.]