from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The leading genus of the Alcidæ, or auk family of birds.
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- n. type genus of the Alcidae comprising solely the razorbill
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He must have chewed an alca-seltzer upon his ear drums blowing out for effect.
The only domestic animals were probably the muysea duck and the alca, a small dog.
The adjectives, participles, and derivative pronouns are unsusceptible of number or gender, in which they resemble the English; yet when it is necessary to distinguish the sexes, _alca_ is used for the masculine, and _domo_ for the feminine.
A General History and Collection of Voyages and Travels - Volume 05 Arranged in Systematic Order: Forming a Complete History of the Origin and Progress of Navigation, Discovery, and Commerce, by Sea and Land, from the Earliest Ages to the Present Time
There are some, however, here, that I do not remember to have seen any where else; particularly the _alca monochroa_ of Steller, before mentioned; and a black and white duck, which I conceive to be different from the stone-duck described by
Just so Zarathustra and his progressives aren't odiously burdened even further with unfair TriMet fares. alca, you got it all backwards.
Caps .. cmon, don’t tell me u feel for the old alca-seltzer fake death trick!!?! lmaoo;) didnt u seen Locke covering his mouth while he made those buzzing sounds of the pylon?! lmaooo
T. Blair on 22 April 2006 @ 11pm you’re missing out .. alca-seltzer plus cold and flu .. tablets added to water – not the gel caps … it will make noticable a difference.
_alca-alla_, very much like the teal, with black neck, wings and back, and white breast; they plunged with vivacity, and their immersion often lasted forty seconds.
(_alca alle_) were observed in countless multitudes, and afforded to the sailors, a grateful supply of fresh food.
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