Sentence Examples

  • TURNSTONE, the name long given 1 to a shore-bird, from its habit of turning over with its bill such stones as it can to seek its food in the small crustaceans or other animals lurking beneath them.
  • The turnstone is about as big as an ordinary snipe; but, compared with most of its allies of the group Limicolae, to which it belongs, its form is somewhat heavy, and its legs are short.
  • A second species of turnstone is admitted by some authors and denied by others.
  • The turnstone (Strepsilas interpres) arrives in the islands in August after breeding in Alaska.