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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Grallae  \Gral"l[ae]\,  n.  pl  [NL.,  fr  L.  grallae  stilts,  for 
  gradulae,  fr  gradus.  See  {Grade.}]  (Zo["o]l.) 
  An  order  of  birds  which  formerly  included  all  the  waders.  By 
  later  writers  it  is  usually  restricted  to  the  sandpipers, 
  plovers,  and  allied  forms;  --  called  also  {Grallatores.}