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  • noun (Zoöl.), Prov. Eng. The redshank.

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  • noun UK, dialect, Essex The redshank.


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Imitative of its sound.


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  • It teuk th 'braiksmin half e shift te clag thim up wi plaistors.

    The Row Between the Cages 2000

  • Th 'neuin been raised, teuk off his clais, then at it thae went dabbin;

    The Row Between the Cages 2000

  • He teuk the horn3 from Mungo, priet4 a soup o 'the crowdie, an' wi 'that he seiz't haut o' the man by baith shouthers ere the blastie5 raught6 for's knife.

    Richard Carvel Churchill, Winston, 1871-1947 1899

  • "D'ye think if ye teuk her legs, and she teuk her heat, we could pitch her richt oot into the sea, Maister Ken?" said Scoodrach, in a low, hoarse voice.

    Three Boys or the Chiefs of the Clan Mackhai George Manville Fenn 1870

  • It was the great grey geuse bird teuk her for a lamb.

    Steve Young George Manville Fenn 1870

  • Maister set himsel 'to feed the hungerin' thoosan's, he teuk intil's han 'what there was, an' vroucht upo 'that to mak mair o' 't.

    Sir Gibbie George MacDonald 1864

  • But he was as heumble as he was fit, an 'never teuk ony credit till himsel' for onything 'at he did or was; an' this she was ill pleased wi ', though she cudna help likin' him, an 'made nae banes o' lattin 'him see' at he wasna a'thegither a scunner till her.

    Malcolm George MacDonald 1864

  • I teuk mysel weel ower the heckles, but I cudna mak oot 'at I cud a'thegither help it.

    Heather and Snow George MacDonald 1864

  • Ah chhkae chhkuot, ah lob teuk kanduoy yuon ning bon sak, ah chhkae yuon kantob.

    KI Media 2010

  • An 'me, tez zeben yur sinz' e teuk me vur 'iz weiv.

    Monsieur De Pourceaugnac 1622-1673 Moli��re 1647


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