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long·spur

 (lông′spûr′, lŏng′-)
n.
Any of several sparrowlike birds of the genera Calcarius and Rhynchophanes of North America and Eurasia, having brownish plumage and long-clawed hind toes.
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longspur

(ˈlɒŋˌspɜː)
n
(Animals) any of various Arctic and North American buntings of the genera Calcarius and Rhyncophanes, all of which have a long claw on the hind toe
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long•spur

(ˈlɔŋˌspɜr, ˈlɒŋ-)

n.
any of several songbirds of the genus Calcarius inhabiting tundra or prairies of the Northern Hemisphere, having a long hind claw on each foot.
[1825–35]
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These included the "Longspur" open top which, as its name implied, had an extended hammer spur to help thumb-cocking, and the later "Wedge-Frame" double action, which featured the more solid topstrap construction, but could be broken down by simply knocking out a Colt-like wedge and separating the two parts of the frame.
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KEMPTON: 2.10 No Time, 2.40 Weet Yer Tern, 3.10 Austintatious, 3.40 Conduit, 4.10 Longspur, 4.40 Blackat Blackitten, 5.10 Edge Closer, 5.40 Shine And Rise.
NAOMI MATTHEW: 2.10 No Time, 2.40 Weet Yer Tern, 3.10 Austintatious, 3.40 Conduit, 4.10 Longspur, 4.40 Blackat Blackitten, 5.10 Edge Closer, 5.40 Shine And Rise.
The Smith's Longspur's migration route puts them over the fewest number of major U.S.