pectoral sandpiper


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Jacksnipe \Jack"snipe`\, n. (Zool.)
   (a) A small European snipe (Limnocryptes gallinula); --
       called also judcock, jedcock, juddock, jed, and
       half snipe.
   (b) A small American sandpiper (Tringa maculata); -- called
       also pectoral sandpiper, and grass snipe.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Pectoral \Pec"to*ral\ (p[e^]k"t[-o]*ral), a. [L. pectoralis, fr.
   pectus, -oris the breast; cf. F. pectoral.]
   1. Of or pertaining to the breast, or chest; as, the pectoral
      muscles.
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   2. Relating to, or good for, diseases of the chest or lungs;
      as, a pectoral remedy.
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   3. (Zool.) Having the breast conspicuously colored; as, the
      pectoral sandpiper.
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   Pectoral arch, or Pectoral girdle (Anat.), the two or
      more bony or cartilaginous pieces of the vertebrate
      skeleton to which the fore limbs are articulated; the
      shoulder girdle. In man it consists of two bones, the
      scapula and clavicle, on each side.

   Pectoral cross (Eccl.), a cross worn on the breast by
      bishops and abbots, and sometimes also by canons.

   Pectoral fins, or Pectorals (Zool.), fins situated on the
      sides, behind the gills. See Illust. under Fin.

   Pectoral rail. (Zool.) See Land rail
      (b) under Land.

   Pectoral sandpiper (Zool.), the jacksnipe
      (b) .
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