Definition of Longspurs

1. Noun. (plural of longspur) ¹



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Definition of Longspurs

1. longspur [n] - See also: longspur

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Longspurs

longshorewomen
longshoring
longshorings
longshot
longshots
longsighted
longsightedness
longsleeved
longsome
longsomely
longsomeness
longsomenesses
longspine snipefish
longspun
longspur
longspurs (current term)
longstanding
longstop
longstops
longsuffering
longsword
longswords
longtail
longtail boat
longtail boats
longtail weasel
longtailed
longtails
longterm
longtime

Literary usage of Longspurs

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1. The Auk: Quarterly Journal of Ornithology by American Ornithologists' Union, Nuttall Ornithological Club (1907)
"Some of the adult male longspurs had conspicuous chestnut on the back of the neck and ... The longspurs closely resembled the Snowflakes in their habits, ..."

2. The Birds of Manitoba by Ernest Thompson Seton (1891)
"May 17, 1884, Carberry: The Painted longspurs are here now in enormous numbers, ... As soon as 1 did so the whole field seemed alive with the longspurs; ..."

3. The Birds of Essex County, Massachusetts by Charles Wendell Townsend (1905)
"Lapland longspurs, although occasionally found by themselves, are more apt to be ... longspurs are often difficult to find. Thus on December 6th, 1903, ..."

4. Bird Neighbors: An Introductory Acquaintance with One Hundred and Fifty by Neltje Blanchan (1904)
"longspurs squat while resting ; then, when flushed, they run quickly and lightly, and "rise with a sharp click, repeated several times in quick succession, ..."

5. The Travels of Birds: Our Birds and Their Journeys to Strange Lands by Frank Michler Chapman (1916)
"But on March 13, 1904, when longspurs were migrating northward in great numbers through western Minnesota, they encountered so heavy a snowstorm that, ..."

6. Science Series by Colorado College (1907)
"This and the Alaska longspurs were taken at a time when we had severe cold weather with a little snow on the ground. On the north edge of the city, ..."

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