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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Gray·back n. Zool. (a) The California gray whale. (b) The redbreasted sandpiper or knot. (c) The dowitcher. (d) The body louse.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: `johnny' was applied as a nickname for Confederate soldiers
           by the Federal soldiers in the American Civil War;
           `grayback' derived from their gray Confederate uniforms
           [syn: Rebel, Reb, Johnny Reb, Johnny]
      2: a dowitcher with a gray back [syn: Limnodromus griseus]
      3: a sandpiper that breeds in the arctic and winters in the
         southern hemisphere [syn: knot, Calidris canutus]