Definition of Long-legs
1. Noun. Long-legged three-toed black-and-white wading bird of inland ponds and marshes or brackish lagoons.
Generic synonyms: Limicoline Bird, Shore Bird, Shorebird
Group relationships: Genus Himantopus, Himantopus
Specialized synonyms: Black-necked Stilt, Himantopus Mexicanus, Black-winged Stilt, Himantopus Himantopus, Himantopus Himantopus Leucocephalus, White-headed Stilt, Himantopus Novae-zelandiae, Kaki
Lexicographical Neighbors of Long-legs
Literary usage of Long-legs
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Diversions of a Naturalist by Edwin Ray Lankester (1915)
"CHAPTER XXIV DADDY-long-legs IN early September, golf links and other ... Our daddy-long-legs has no sting, though the female has a sharply pointed tail. ..."
2. The Monthly Review by Ralph Griffiths (1794)
"... With long legs, that fed on the grain of the deer, Their courte was like the ... With long legs, high-mettled, fed with grain ; They were ruddy ..."
3. The Animal Kingdom Arranged in Conformity with Its Organization by Georges Cuvier, Edward Griffith, Charles Hamilton Smith, Edward Pidgeon, John Edward Gray, George Robert Gray (1829)
"53. has the bill of the Stonechats, but differs in its long legs. Sylvia Saxicola Obscura, King, Zool. Jour. Black-brown ; wings short and rounded ..."
4. Cyclopaedia of English Literature: A Selection of the Choicest Productions by Robert Chambers, Robert Carruthers (1853)
"I say the necks of birds and quadrupeds are commensurate to their legs, so that they which have long legs have long necks, and thuy that have short legs ..."
5. St. Nicholas by Mary Mapes Dodge (1888)
"It is not the doctor ; it is not the old white horse; it is not to be even the boy with long legs. The curtain was a leather curtain, and the hero was of ..."