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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Scur·rit n. Zool. The lesser tern (Sterna minuta). [Prov. Eng.]
 

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Shrimp, n.
 1. Zool. (a) Any one of numerous species of macruran Crustacea belonging to Crangon and various allied genera, having a slender body and long legs.  Many of them are used as food.  The larger kinds are called also prawns. See Illust. of Decapoda. (b) In a more general sense, any species of the macruran tribe Caridea, or any species of the order Schizopoda, having a similar form. (c) In a loose sense, any small crustacean, including some amphipods and even certain entomostracans; as, the fairy shrimp, and brine shrimp. See under Fairy, and Brine.
 2. Figuratively, a little wrinkled man; a dwarf; -- in contempt.
    This weak and writhled shrimp.   --Shak.
 Opossum shrimp. Zool. See under Opossum.
 Spector shrimp, or Skeleton shrimp Zool., any slender amphipod crustacean of the genus Caprella and allied genera. See Illust. under Laemodopoda.
 Shrimp catcher Zool., the little tern (Sterna minuta).
 Shrimp net, a dredge net fixed upon a pole, or a sweep net dragged over the fishing ground.
 

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Fair·y, a.
 1. Of or pertaining to fairies.
 2. Given by fairies; as, fairy money.
 Fairy bird Zool., the Euoropean little tern (Sterna minuta); -- called also sea swallow, and hooded tern.
 Fairy bluebird. Zool. See under Bluebird.
 Fairy martin Zool., a European swallow (Hirrundo ariel) that builds flask-shaped nests of mud on overhanging cliffs.
 Fairy rings or Fairy circles, the circles formed in grassy lawns by certain fungi (as Marasmius Oreades), formerly supposed to be caused by fairies in their midnight dances; also, the mushrooms themselves.  Such circles may have diameters larger than three meters.
 Fairy shrimp Zool., a European fresh-water phyllopod crustacean (Chirocephalus diaphanus); -- so called from its delicate colors, transparency, and graceful motions. The name is sometimes applied to similar American species.
 Fairy stone Paleon., an echinite.