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1 Literally, "the blood-red foot." Cuvier says that this description may apply to the sea-pie or oyster-eater, the Hæmatopus ostralegus of Linnæus, or else the long-legged plover, the Charadrius himantopus of Linnæus, but most probably the latter, more especially if the reading here is "himantopus," as some editions have it.
2 "Muscæ," "flies," is a mistake of the copyists, Cuvier thinks, for "musculi," "mussels."
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