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<Eleu., Exuma>; tell-bull-billy <White> [from its cry; cf. TELL-TALE] n. 1. a bird, the common stilt (Himantopus himantopus): 1972 (Patterson 66). = RED SHANK, SOLDIER BIRD, TELL-TALE< FILLIMINGO WAIT-MAN.

2. a bird, the willet (Catoptrophorus semipalmatus): (Patterson 70). 1910: The "tell-bill-willy" was very common, its shrillnotes being heard on every side (Northrop 12).

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Last update: 2011-06-02 01:27
Author: Holm and Shilling, DBE, 1982
Revision: 1.0

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