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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Sandpiper  \Sand"pi`per\,  n. 
  1.  (Zo["o]l.)  Any  one  of  numerous  species  of  small  limicoline 
  game  birds  belonging  to  {Tringa},  {Actodromas}, 
  {Ereunetes},  and  various  allied  genera  of  the  family 
  {Tringid[ae]}. 
 
  Note:  The  most  important  North  American  species  are  the 
  pectoral  sandpiper  ({Tringa  maculata}),  called  also 
  {brownback},  {grass  snipe},  and  {jacksnipe};  the 
  red-backed,  or  black-breasted,  sandpiper,  or  dunlin 
  ({T.  alpina});  the  purple  sandpiper  ({T.  maritima}:  the 
  red-breasted  sandpiper,  or  knot  ({T.  canutus});  the 
  semipalmated  sandpiper  ({Ereunetes  pusillus});  the 
  spotted  sandpiper,  or  teeter-tail  ({Actitis 
  macularia});  the  buff-breasted  sandpiper  ({Tryngites 
  subruficollis}),  and  the  Bartramian  sandpiper,  or 
  upland  plover.  See  under  {Upland}.  Among  the  European 
  species  are  the  dunlin,  the  knot,  the  ruff,  the 
  sanderling,  and  the  common  sandpiper  ({Actitis,  or 
  Tringoides  hypoleucus}),  called  also  {fiddler}, 
  {peeper},  {pleeps},  {weet-weet},  and  {summer  snipe}. 
  Some  of  the  small  plovers  and  tattlers  are  also  called 
  sandpipers. 
 
  2.  (Zo["o]l.)  A  small  lamprey  eel;  the  pride. 
 
  {Curlew  sandpiper}.  See  under  {Curlew}. 
 
  {Stilt  sandpiper}.  See  under  {Stilt}. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Fiddler  \Fid"dler\,  n.  [AS.  fi?elere.] 
  1.  One  who  plays  on  a  fiddle  or  violin. 
 
  2.  (Zo["o]l.)  A  burrowing  crab  of  the  genus  {Gelasimus},  of 
  many  species.  The  male  has  one  claw  very  much  enlarged, 
  and  often  holds  it  in  a  position  similar  to  that  in  which 
  a  musician  holds  a  fiddle,  hence  the  name  --  called  also 
  {calling  crab},  {soldier  crab},  and  {fighting  crab}. 
 
  3.  (Zo["o]l.)  The  common  European  sandpiper  ({Tringoides 
  hypoleucus});  --  so  called  because  it  continually 
  oscillates  its  body. 
 
  {Fiddler  crab}.  (Zo["o]l.)  See  {Fiddler},  n.,  2. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  fiddler 
  n  :  a  musician  who  plays  the  violin  [syn:  {violinist}] 




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