The stilt sandpiper is one of the rarer shore birds and but little is known of its range and migrations.
For the glaze firing the tile should be placed flat on the stilt.
In firing, the pottery is sometimes placed on a stilt but this is not absolutely necessary.
In this style of stilt (Type A, Plate 41) the uprights are held beneath the arm pits.
The stilt idea was also impracticable because of the lack of suitable timber and tools with which to construct the stilts.
The speed that the stilt walkers attain is easily explained.
They fought with penknives and darning-needles, the battle lasted half an hour, and only one stilt was injured.
These birds are of the plover family, and might with propriety be called the stilt plovers.
On the wing the stilt sandpiper resembles the lesser yellow-legs closely.
The stilt breeds as far north as eastern Oregon, but is little seen north of southern California in the winter.
early 14c., "a crutch," from Proto-Germanic *steltijon (cf. Middle Low German, Middle Dutch stelte "stilt," Old High German stelza "plow handle, crutch"), from PIE root *stel- "to put, stand" (see stall (n.1)). Application to "wooden poles for walking across marshy ground, etc." is from mid-15c. Meaning "one of the posts on which a building is raised from the ground" is first attested 1690s. Stilted in the figurative sense of "pompous, stuffy" is first recorded 1820.