IS a small bird whose head and back are of a dusky ash colour, or dark grey. The rump white and varied with black lines. The breast and belly white. The sides under the wings spotted with brown. He weighs about four ounces and a half, and generally makes his appearance in Lincolnshire in the beginning of winter. They abide there for two or three months and fly off in flocks. When the Knot is fat, his flesh is accounted excellent food. He is reckoned by some naturalists as one of the snipe kind.
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