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snipe in Birds topic

snipesnipe2 noun [countable]  HBBa bird with a very long thin beak that lives in wet areas
Examples from the Corpus
snipeAre your eyes crooked and your legs crossed that you zig-zag like a snipe?This would deprive wading birds such as curlew and snipe of an ideal breeding sanctuary.But Ann would not be plucking five hundred snipe carcases surely?It was a jack snipe, bobbing rhythmically on green legs in the shallow water.There can't be that number of snipe in the whole of Lewis let alone Barvas Estate, surely?Waders - redshank, snipe, dunlin - probed in the wet mud.In my mind I could almost hear the snipe whirling overhead on warm spring days in this, their prime habitat.