San"der*ling (?), n. [Sand + 0ling. So called because it obtains its food by searching the moist sands of the seashore.] Zool.
A small gray and brown sandpiper (Calidris arenaria) very common on sandy beaches in America, Europe, and Asia. Called also curwillet, sand lark, stint, and ruddy plover.
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