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, 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
and allied genera, in which the legs are
remarkably long and slender. Called also longshanks
, 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.
(Zo["o]l.), the stilt.
(Zo["o]l.), an American sandpiper
) having long legs. The bill is
somewhat expanded at the tip.