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avivamagnolia commented on the word mollymawk
Any one of several species of large pelagic petrels and fulmars, as Fulmarus glacialis, of the North Atlantic, and several species of aestrelata, of the Southern Ocean. See Fulmar.Alternative forms: mollymawk, malmock, mollemock, mallemockeOrigin: Sw. Mallemucke the stormy petrel
January 18, 2009
chained_bear commented on the word mollymawk
See also mallemawk.
March 6, 2008
"...there were others that he could not identify with any certainty, birds to which he sailors gave the genreal name of mollymawks."--Patrick O'Brian, The Thirteen Gun Salute, 147
March 4, 2008