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1British A wading bird of the order Charadriiformes, which comprises the sandpipers, plovers, and related birds.
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- ‘In Scotland, gamekeepers blame the buzzard, a protected bird, for the deaths of thousands of partridges, pheasants, and waders such as curlews and plovers.’
- ‘The wise wader puts ‘witness marks’ or small dots on the blank of a favorite rod.’
- ‘Swimmers and waders were involved in 22 attacks and divers/snorkelers were victims in four.’
- ‘Swimmers and waders accounted for only 37 percent, though many more people swim or wade than surf or windsurf.’
- ‘The meadows are also important for breeding waders including redshank and curlew.’
- ‘A giant among waders, the curlew is unmistakable with long bill and legs.’
- ‘The wader armed with a suitable fly rod is in excellent position to take advantage of this seasonal situation.’
- ‘When I began birding three waders: lapwing, redshank and snipe were all common breeders in many areas of Norfolk.’
- ‘Our efforts will undoubtedly have been of great benefit to the important populations of wader birds on the islands.’
- ‘The mid-May surf run was a bonus for waders and pier and jetty fishermen.’
- 1.1North American A wading bird of the order Ciconiiformes, which comprises the herons, storks, and ibises.
- ‘These are apt descriptions for that wondrous wader, the Black-crowned Night-Heron.’
- ‘In addition to rare plants and wildflowers, you'll find hawks and ospreys lining the river and a host of waders along the shoreline.’
- ‘Lismore Lake provides a variety of habitat for swamp hen, ibis, egrets, and herons as well as many small waders.’
- ‘In waders and shorebirds, which have large eggs for their body size, clutches are usually limited to a maximum of four eggs.’
- ‘At Laurel Hill, you can spot waders such as herons, egrets, bitterns and glossy ibis, and predators such as ospreys, hawks, falcons and owls, with even the occasional bald eagle.’
2wadersHigh waterproof boots, or a waterproof garment for the legs and body, used especially by anglers when fishing.
- ‘There is no doubt that to fish in Ireland, thigh waders are a must.’
- ‘When moving around a stream or river in waders, the angler should carry as little equipment as possible and slide feet forward, not step, to avoid losing balance.’
- ‘If the weather turns rough, your guide can no doubt fit you up with waterproof clothing and waders.’
- ‘Chest waders are good but make sure they've got a boot comfortable enough to allow for hours of walking.’
- ‘I breakfasted, put on my waders, grabbed a couple of rods and commenced to walk the marshy mile or two to the Khuder.’
- ‘Why all neoprene chest high waders don't have a fly zip I will never understand.’
- ‘It is vital to keep warm when standing waist deep in chilly water for the day, and waders could be considered the most important item in an angler's wardrobe.’
- ‘My waders, which had been perfectly alright the previous week now sprung a leak.’
- ‘La Crosse also has a line of hip boots and waders in various styles for the hunter in extremely wet conditions.’
- ‘He had a spear, and was demonstrating tribal techniques for catching fish, joking with Jim, who was wearing waders and using a traditional fishing pole.’
- ‘The next morning I put on my waders, walked into the water on the Cathedral Stretch, and began to cast.’
- ‘The water becomes so deep at the bottom of Castlegate it is out of bounds to pedestrians without waders or wellingtons.’
- ‘I would also advise you take a good waterproof coat and some thigh waders.’
- ‘Without doubt, these breathable waders are excellent and the best.’
- ‘I rudely pushed past an old man in hip waders to reach the gravel road first.’
- ‘Driveways, gardens and entrances were under water and many villagers could not leave their properties without wellies or waders.’
- ‘We also packed our own hip waders for the somewhat less raging portions of the river.’
- ‘More so than any lure or rod and reel, or even watertight waders, the greatest ally of any angler hoping to catch a huge trout is patience.’
- ‘I had some chest waders on, but I decided to stay on the bank until I saw some movement.’
- ‘As I climbed into my chest high waders we chatted about the fishing prospects.’
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