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Any of several slender, long-billed wading birds with black and white plumage and long, slender pink legs, now or formerly regarded as forms of the common stilt, Himantopus himantopus (family Recurvirostridae); specifically a bird of the typical form found in Eurasia and Africa.
Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Prideaux John Selby (1788–1867), naturalist.
We take a look at several popular, though confusing, punctuation marks.
From Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, discover surprising and intriguing language facts from around the globe.
The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.