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Definition of TATTLER

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Tattler \Tat"tler\, n.
     1. One who tattles; an idle talker; one who tells tales.
        --Jer. Taylor.
        [1913 Webster]

     2. (Zool.) Any one of several species of large, long-legged sandpipers belonging to the genus {Totanus}. [1913 Webster]

     Note: The common American species are the greater tattler, or telltale ({Totanus melanoleucus}), the smaller tattler, or lesser yellowlegs ({Totanus flavipes}), the solitary tattler ({Totanus solitarius}), and the semipalmated tattler, or willet. The first two are called also {telltale}, {telltale spine}, {telltale tattler}, {yellowlegs}, {yellowshanks}, and {yelper.} [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

Yellowlegs \Yel"low*legs`\, n. (Zool.)
     Any one of several species of long-legged sandpipers of the genus {Totanus}, in which the legs are bright yellow; -- called also {stone snipe}, {tattler}, {telltale}, {yellowshanks}; and {yellowshins}. See {Tattler}, 2. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]


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