from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- In ornithology
- Having a sharp-pointed tail: as, the sharp-tailed grouse, Pediœcetes phasianellus or colwmbianus, the common prairie-hen of northwestern parts of America. See cut under Pediœcetes.
- Having acute or acuminate tail-feathevs: specifically said of a finch, Ammodromus caudacutus, a small sparrow of the marshes of eastern parts of the United States and Canada, and of a sandpiper, Actodromas acuminata, of Alaska and Asia.
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