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Snipe vs. Woodcock

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Snipenoun

Any of various limicoline game birds of the genera Gallinago, Lymnocryptes and Coenocorypha in the family Scolopacidae, having a long, slender, nearly straight beak.

Woodcocknoun

Any of several wading birds in the genus Scolopax, of the family Scolopacidae, characterised by a long slender bill and cryptic brown and blackish plumage.

Snipenoun

A fool; a blockhead.

Woodcocknoun

A simpleton.

Snipenoun

A shot fired from a concealed place.

Woodcocknoun

Any one of several species of long-billed limicoline birds belonging to the genera Scolopax and Philohela. They are mostly nocturnal in their habits, and are highly esteemed as game birds.

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Snipenoun

(naval slang) A member of the engineering department on a ship.

Woodcocknoun

Fig.: A simpleton.

‘If I loved you not, I would laugh at you, and see youRun your neck into the noose, and cry, "A woodcock!"’;

Snipenoun

(ice hockey slang) A goal.

Woodcocknoun

game bird of the sandpiper family that resembles a snipe

Snipenoun

(slang) A cigarette butt.

Woodcock

The woodcocks are a group of seven or eight very similar living species of wading birds in the genus Scolopax. The genus name is Latin for a snipe or woodcock, and until around 1800 was used to refer to a variety of waders.

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Snipenoun

An animated promotional logo during a television show.

Snipenoun

A strip of copy announcing some late breaking news or item of interest, typically placed in a print advertisement in such a way that it stands out from the ad.

Snipenoun

A bottle of wine measuring 0.1875 liters, one fourth the volume of a standard bottle; a quarter bottle or piccolo.

Snipenoun

A sharp, clever answer; sarcasm.

Snipeverb

(intransitive) To hunt snipe.

Snipeverb

(intransitive) To shoot at individuals from a concealed place.

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Snipeverb

To shoot with a sniper rifle.

Snipeverb

(transitive) To watch a timed online auction and place a winning bid against (the current high bidder) at the last possible moment.

Snipeverb

(transitive) To nose (a log) to make it drag or slip easily in skidding.

Snipeverb

(ice hockey slang) To score a goal.

Snipeverb

(intransitive) To make malicious, underhand remarks or attacks.

Snipenoun

Any one of numerous species of limicoline game birds of the family Scolopacidæ, having a long, slender, nearly straight beak.

Snipenoun

A fool; a blockhead.

Snipeverb

To shoot or hunt snipe.

Snipeverb

To shoot at detached men of an enemy's forces at long range, esp. when not in action; - often with at.

Snipeverb

To shoot at (detached men of an enemy's force) at long range, esp. when not in action.

Snipeverb

To nose (a log) to make it drag or slip easily in skidding.

Snipenoun

Old or New World straight-billed game bird of the sandpiper family; of marshy areas; similar to the woodcocks

Snipenoun

a gunshot from a concealed location

Snipeverb

hunt or shoot snipe

Snipeverb

aim and shoot with great precision

Snipeverb

attack in speech or writing;

‘The editors of the left-leaning paper attacked the new House Speaker’;

Snipenoun

a wading bird of marshes and wet meadows, with brown camouflaged plumage, a long straight bill, and typically a drumming display flight.

Snipeverb

shoot at someone from a hiding place, especially accurately and at long range

‘the soldiers in the trench sniped at us’;

Snipeverb

make a sly or petty verbal attack

‘the state governor constantly sniped at the president’;

Snipeverb

(in an online auction) place a bid judged to be high enough to win an item just before the bidding is scheduled to close

‘I regularly snipe 10 to 5 seconds before the end of eBay auctions’;

Snipeverb

outbid (another bidder in an online auction) just before the bidding is scheduled to close

‘what is the point of sitting around for a seven-day auction when half the time you get sniped at the last second’;

Snipe

A snipe is any of about 26 wading bird species in three genera in the family Scolopacidae. They are characterized by a very long, slender bill, eyes placed high on the head, and cryptic/camouflaging plumage.

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