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1. greyback

noun. 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 Reb
  • Confederate soldier
  • Rebel
  • Johnny

Etymology

  • back (English)
  • bak (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • grey (English)

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2. greyback

noun. a sandpiper that breeds in the Arctic and winters in the southern hemisphere.

Synonyms

  • sandpiper
  • Calidris
  • genus Calidris
  • knot
  • grayback

Antonyms

  • unknot
  • untwine
  • smoothness
  • untie

Etymology

  • back (English)
  • bak (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • grey (English)

3. greyback

noun. a dowitcher with a grey back.

Synonyms

  • dowitcher
  • Limnodromus griseus

Etymology

  • back (English)
  • bak (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • grey (English)
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