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Greyback

noun
1.
'Johnny' was applied as a nickname for Confederate soldiers by the Federal soldiers in the American Civil War; 'greyback' derived from their grey Confederate uniforms.  Synonyms: Johnny, Johnny Reb, Reb, Rebel.
2.
A dowitcher with a grey back.  Synonyms: grayback, Limnodromus griseus.
3.
A sandpiper that breeds in the Arctic and winters in the southern hemisphere.  Synonyms: Calidris canutus, grayback, knot.






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Words linked to "Greyback" :   genus Calidris, Confederate soldier, colloquialism, grayback, dowitcher, knot, Calidris, sandpiper



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