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ID #3674

fillimingo wait-man

[cf. FILLIMINGO and OED waiting man male attendant obs.1776; cf. DJE snake waiting-boy a lizard supposed to ac­company snakes] n. a bird, Himantopus himan­topus, white and black with long legs, often found around ponds near flocks of flamingos. = TELL-TALE, TELL-BILL-WILLY1, SOLDIER BIRD, RED SHANK2 (Inagua)

Tags: animal, bird, noun

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Last update: 2010-11-28 16:00
Author: Holm and Shilling, DBE, 1982
Revision: 1.0

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