darter darter  /ˈdɑr tər/


  1. (n) fish-eating bird of warm inland waters having a long flexible neck and slender sharp-pointed bill
  2. (n) a person or other animal that moves abruptly and rapidly



  1. Defeat for the snail darterIt was the bane of Tennessee politicians and the butt of barroom jokes.
  2. The snail darter winsfor nowWork on the $116 million Tellico Dam across the Little Tennessee River was nearly finished in 1973 when an ichthyologist discovered the.
  3. Now that the spotted owl has joined the dam-busting snail darter on the endangered-species list, President Bush wants to dilute the act that protects them.


  1. Rare fish in W.Va. to be protected

    CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- A rare fish in West Virginia called the diamond darter will soon be under federal protection. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service said Thursday that the diamond darters protected status under the Endangered Species Act would become effe...
    on July 26, 2013     Source: The Charleston Gazette

  2. Gohmert mocks civil rights measure with animal comparison

    Dismissing a measure to help prevent discrimination, Gohmert referenced "the snail darter, various lizards"        
    on July 25, 2013     Source: Salon.com

  3. Louie Gohmert Compares Civil Rights Of Minority Groups To Snail Darters

    Rep. Louise Gohmert (R-Texas) compared the civil liberties of minority groups to snail darters and prairie chickens at a House Judiciary Committee hearing on Wednesday.
    on July 25, 2013     Source: The Huffington Post

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  1. "To hit a nine-darter was wonderful and the crowd really showed their appreciation," Van Barneveld said afterwards.
    on Dec 28, 2009 By: Raymond van Barneveld Source: BBC Sport

  2. "I'm absolutely delighted," Painter said on Sky Sports after the win. "A nine darter would have been nice but just the winning double does for me. It's a great feeling. If you'd asked me that 18 months ago, I would've said that (result) was a...
    on Dec 28, 2007 By: Kevin Painter Source: Sportinglife.com

  3. "I'm delighted with that win as it was really hard work," said Taylor. "Obviously finishing with the nine-darter would have been perfect but Steve never gave up. Even after missing the nine-darter he hit me with a 180 that is probably the...
    on Nov 1, 2009 By: Phil Taylor Source: SkySports

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