totanus solitarius


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Solitary \Sol"i*ta*ry\, a. [L. solitarius, fr. solus alone: cf.
   F. solitaire. See Sole, a., and cf. Solitaire.]
   1. Living or being by one's self; having no companion
      present; being without associates; single; alone; lonely.
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            Those rare and solitary, these in flocks. --Milton.
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            Hie home unto my chamber,
            Where thou shalt find me, sad and solitary. --Shak.
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   2. Performed, passed, or endured alone; as, a solitary
      journey; a solitary life.
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            Satan . . . explores his solitary flight. --Milton.
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   3. Not much visited or frequented; remote from society;
      retired; lonely; as, a solitary residence or place.
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   4. Not inhabited or occupied; without signs of inhabitants or
      occupation; desolate; deserted; silent; still; hence,
      gloomy; dismal; as, the solitary desert.
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            How doth the city sit solitary, that was full of
            people.                               --Lam. i. 1.
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            Let that night be solitary; let no joyful voice come
            therein.                              --Job iii. 7.
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   5. Single; individual; sole; as, a solitary instance of
      vengeance; a solitary example.
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   6. (Bot.) Not associated with others of the same kind.
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   Solitary ant (Zool.), any solitary hymenopterous insect of
      the family Mutillidae. The female of these insects is
      destitute of wings and has a powerful sting. The male is
      winged and resembles a wasp. Called also spider ant.

   Solitary bee (Zool.), any species of bee which does not
      form communities.

   Solitary sandpiper (Zool.), an American tattler ({Totanus
      solitarius}).

   Solitary snipe (Zool.), the great snipe. [Prov. Eng.]

   Solitary thrush (Zool.) the starling. [Prov. Eng.]
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Tattler \Tat"tler\, n.
   1. One who tattles; an idle talker; one who tells tales.
      --Jer. Taylor.
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   2. (Zool.) Any one of several species of large, long-legged
      sandpipers belonging to the genus Totanus.
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   Note: The common American species are the greater tattler, or
         telltale (Totanus melanoleucus), the smaller tattler,
         or lesser yellowlegs (Totanus flavipes), the solitary
         tattler (Totanus solitarius), and the semipalmated
         tattler, or willet. The first two are called also
         telltale, telltale spine, telltale tattler,
         yellowlegs, yellowshanks, and yelper.
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