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 for robin snipe
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Snipe \Snipe\, n. [OE. snipe; akin to D. snep, snip, LG. sneppe,
     snippe, G. schnepfe, Icel. sn[imac]pa (in comp.), Dan.
     sneppe, Sw. sn[aum]ppa a sanpiper, and possibly to E. snap.
     See Snap, Snaffle.]
     1. (Zool.) Any one of numerous species of limicoline game
        birds of the family Scolopacidae, having a long,
        slender, nearly straight beak.
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     Note: The common, or whole, snipe ({Gallinago c[oe]lestis)
           and the great, or double, snipe ({Gallinago major),
           are the most important European species. The Wilson's
           snipe ({Gallinago delicata) (sometimes erroneously
           called English snipe) and the gray snipe, or
           dowitcher ({Macrohamphus griseus), are well-known
           American species.
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     2. A fool; a blockhead. [R.] --Shak.
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     Half snipe, the dunlin; the jacksnipe.
  
     Jack snipe. See Jacksnipe.
  
     Quail snipe. See under Quail.
  
     Robin snipe, the knot.
  
     Sea snipe. See in the Vocabulary.
  
     Shore snipe, any sandpiper.
  
     Snipe hawk, the marsh harrier. [Prov. Eng.]
  
     Stone snipe, the tattler.
  
     Summer snipe, the dunlin; the green and the common European
        sandpipers.
  
     Winter snipe. See Rock snipe, under Rock.
  
     Woodcock snipe, the great snipe.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Quail \Quail\, n. [OF. quaille, F. caille, LL. quaquila, qualia,
     qualea, of Dutch or German origin; cf. D. kwakkel, kwartel,
     OHG. wahtala, G. wachtel.]
     [1913 Webster]
     1. (Zool.) Any gallinaceous bird belonging to Coturnix and
        several allied genera of the Old World, especially the
        common European quail ({Coturnix communis), the rain
        quail ({Coturnix Coromandelica) of India, the stubble
        quail ({Coturnix pectoralis), and the Australian swamp
        quail ({Synoicus australis).
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     2. (Zool.) Any one of several American partridges belonging
        to Colinus, Callipepla, and allied genera, especially
        the bobwhite (called Virginia quail, and Maryland
        quail), and the California quail ({Calipepla
        Californica).
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     3. (Zool.) Any one of numerous species of Turnix and allied
        genera, native of the Old World, as the Australian painted
        quail ({Turnix varius). See Turnix.
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     4. A prostitute; -- so called because the quail was thought
        to be a very amorous bird. [Obs.] --Shak.
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     Bustard quail (Zool.), a small Asiatic quail-like bird of
        the genus Turnix, as Turnix taigoor, a black-breasted
        species, and the hill bustard quail ({Turnix ocellatus).
        See Turnix.
  
     Button quail (Zool.), one of several small Asiatic species
        of Turnix, as Turnix Sykesii, which is said to be the
        smallest game bird of India.
  
     Mountain quail. See under Mountain.
  
     Quail call, a call or pipe for alluring quails into a net
        or within range.
  
     Quail dove (Zool.), any one of several American ground
        pigeons belonging to Geotrygon and allied genera.
  
     Quail hawk (Zool.), the New Zealand sparrow hawk
        ({Hieracidea Nov[ae]-Hollandi[ae]).
  
     Quail pipe. See Quail call, above.
  
     Quail snipe (Zool.), the dowitcher, or red-breasted snipe;
        -- called also robin snipe, and brown snipe.
  
     Sea quail (Zool.), the turnstone. [Local, U. S.]
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Redbreast \Red"breast`\ (-br?st`), n.
     1. (Zool.)
        (a) The European robin.
        (b) The American robin. See Robin.
        (c) The knot, or red-breasted snipe; -- called also robin
            breast, and robin snipe. See Knot.
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     2. (Zool.) The long-eared pondfish. See Pondfish.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Robin \Rob"in\, n. [Properly a pet name for Robert, originally
     meaning, famebright; F., fron OHG. Roudperht; ruod (in comp.;
     akin to AS. hr?? glory, fame, Goth. hr?peigs victorius) +
     beraht bright. See Bright, Hob a clown.] (Zool.)
     (a) A small European singing bird ({Erythacus rubecula),
         having a reddish breast; -- called also robin
         redbreast, robinet, and ruddock.
     (b) An American singing bird ({Merula migratoria), having
         the breast chestnut, or dull red. The upper parts are
         olive-gray, the head and tail blackish. Called also
         robin redbreast, and migratory thrush.
     (c) Any one of several species of Australian warblers of the
         genera Petroica, Melanadrays, and allied genera; as,
         the scarlet-breasted robin ({Petroica mullticolor).
     (d) Any one of several Asiatic birds; as, the Indian robins.
         See Indian robin, below.
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     Beach robin (Zool.), the robin snipe, or knot. See Knot.
        
  
     Blue-throated robin. (Zool.) See Bluethroat.
  
     Canada robin (Zool.), the cedar bird.
  
     Golden robin (Zool.), the Baltimore oriole.
  
     Ground robin (Zool.), the chewink.
  
     Indian robin (Zool.), any one of several species of Asiatic
        saxoline birds of the genera Thamnobia and Pratincola.
        They are mostly black, usually with some white on the
        wings.
  
     Magrie robin (Zool.), an Asiatic singing bird ({Corsycus
        saularis), having the back, head, neck, and breast black
        glossed with blue, the wings black, and the belly white.
        
  
     Ragged robin. (Bot.) See under Ragged.
  
     Robin accentor (Zool.), a small Asiatic singing bird
        ({Accentor rubeculoides), somewhat resembling the
        European robin.
  
     Robin redbreast. (Zool.)
     (a) The European robin.
     (b) The American robin.
     (c) The American bluebird.
  
     Robin snipe. (Zool.)
     (a) The red-breasted snipe, or dowitcher.
     (b) The red-breasted sandpiper, or knot.
  
     Robin's plantain. (Bot.) See under Plantain.
  
     Sea robin. (Zool.)
     (a) Any one of several species of American gurnards of the
         genus Prionotus. They are excellent food fishes. Called
         also wingfish. The name is also applied to a European
         gurnard.
     (b) The red-breasted merganser, or sheldrake. [Local, U.S.]
         
  
     Water+robin+(Zool.),+a+redstart+({Ruticulla+fuliginosa">Water robin (Zool.), a redstart ({Ruticulla fuliginosa),
        native of India.
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