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Redshank \Red"shank`\ (r?d"sh?nk`), n.

  1. (Zo["o]l.)

    1. A common Old World limicoline bird ( Totanus calidris), having the legs and feet pale red. The spotted redshank ( Totanus fuscus) is larger, and has orange-red legs. Called also redshanks, redleg, and clee.

    2. The fieldfare.

  2. A bare-legged person; -- a contemptuous appellation formerly given to the Scotch Highlanders, in allusion to their bare legs.


Clee may refer to

  • Clee Hills, a range of hills in Shropshire, England
    • Brown Clee Hill, the highest point in the county of Shropshire, in the Clee Hills.
    • Titterstone Clee Hill, a hill in the Clee Hills, Shropshire
  • Clee Hill Junction, a railway junction in Shropshire
  • Cleehill, a village in Shropshire
  • Old Clee, a village in Lincolnshire, England
  • New Clee, a suburb of Grimsby, Lincolnshire
    • New Clee railway station, a railway station serving New Clee
  • Clee Park, the original ground of Grimsby Town F. C. (1880 - 1889)

See Also Cleethorpes

People with the surname Clee

  • Lester H. Clee (1888 - 1962), American clergyman

Usage examples of "clee".

Everything Clee had ever read about Capa had underscored his courage and daring as a photographer, his compassion and humanity as a man.

It came in a box lined with blue velvet and it stood on a shelf next to the Capa photograph, set slightly apart from the other international awards Clee had won for the excellence of his work.

Clee shook off his thoughts about Capa and left the room to see if anything was wrong.

As Guffy completed his blatant lecture, Cleed finished another cigarette.

Luke, Cleed, Princess Marxia, Baby Liz - all were portrayed in mammoth exaggeration upon the gaudy, painted sheets of canvas.

LUKE and Marxia, with Cleed - otherwise Croaker - were waiting somewhere in the darkness.

He was talking to Cleed and the answers from the pasty-faced man were nothing more than weary signs with his head.

Zoda was looking from his platform when Cap Guffy conducted Cleed toward the front of the tent.

While Guffy remained alone in the silence of the tent, Cleed followed the other freaks.

INSIDE the little tent, Cleed was talking in the growl that characterized Croaker Zinn.

Off beyond one of the Ten-in-One trucks, Cleed - otherwise Croaker Zinn - was saying the same words to Luke, the tattooed man.

A glower was showing on the pasty face of the so-called Cleed as Croaker studied a list that Luke had handed him.

In the languid fashion of Cleed, Croaker Zinn arose to follow the owner of the Ten-in-One.

Losing temporary sight of Cleed, Jubo made a stooping sprint to another truck.

Your opinion is that Shipton killed Clee and Whorter in order to eliminate them as heirs to your estate?