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green·shank

 (grēn′shăngk′)
n.
A migratory shorebird (Tringa nebularia) that breeds in northern Eurasia and has greenish legs and a long bill.
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greenshank

(ˈɡriːnˌʃæŋk)
n
(Animals) a large European sandpiper, Tringa nebularia, with greenish legs and a slightly upturned bill
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green•shank

(ˈgrinˌʃæŋk)

n.
an Old World shorebird, Tringa nebularia, having green legs and a long upcurving bill.
[1760–70]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.greenshank - large European sandpiper with greenish legsgreenshank - large European sandpiper with greenish legs
sandpiper - any of numerous usually small wading birds having a slender bill and piping call; closely related to the plovers
genus Tringa, Tringa - a genus of Scolopacidae
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Though (or, rather, because) the Highland Clearances loom behind the scene's 'sad withdrawal of people' (l.369), 'man' is 'one of the rare animals' alongside 'greenshank, adder, wildcat, guillemot, seatrout, / fox and falcon' (ll.346-54), an 'actor among other animals'.
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One vast area of blanket bog of worldwide importance is the Flow Country of Caithness and East Sutherland – 1500 acres of moorlands, sprinkled silver and blue with lochs and lochans where golden plover pipe from sphagnum tussock, dunlin and greenshank nest.