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red shanks

  1. herb Robert.
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Origin of red shanks

First recorded in 1750–60
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Historical Examples

  • With flute-like tremolo the red-shanks—dove-coloured and white—pirouetted in quartettes over the marsh.

    The Great Acceptance

    Cyril Arthur Edward Ranger Gull