Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A sea bird.
  • n. Sea birds considered as a group.

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  • n. Any bird that spends most of its time in coastal waters or over the oceans.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a bird that frequents coastal waters and the open ocean: gulls; pelicans; gannets; cormorants; albatrosses; petrels; etc.

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Examples

  • But strong, long-breathed, and accustomed to such exercise, Halbert, even though encumbered with his sword, dived and rose like a seafowl, and swam across the lake in the northern direction.

    The Monastery

  • This is partly owing to the dung of a vast multitude of seafowl, and partly to a coating of a hard glossy substance with

    Journal of researches into the geology and natural history of the various countries visited by H.M.S. Beagle

  • The word flew among screaming seafowl: “He has come, he has come, he is here, and he leads us.”

    Hokas Pokas

  • Sunset light streamed over a hush broken only by the mildest of breezes and the squeals of leathery-winged seafowl.

    Hokas Pokas

  • "Well, actually, old egg," replied Bertram in fluent Talyinan, "considering the meaning of ` Push '" —which was the name of a variety of seafowl— "I am forced to admit that your otherwise miserable pun includes winged words."

    Hokas Pokas

  • The woman looked neither at the seafowl nor at the burning glens of scarlet flame which stretched dishevelled among the ruined lands of the sunset.

    Short Stories and Selections for Use in the Secondary Schools

  • On the leeward side of these rocks, in little hollows of the stone, he found a quantity of the eggs of some seafowl.

    Harrigan

  • The fisherman was an active young man who came to Skansen with seafowl that he had managed to capture alive.

    Further Adventures of Nils

  • Whilst passing this end of the island at sea, I could not imagine what the white patches were with which the whole plain was mottled; I now found that they were seafowl, sleeping in such full confidence, that even in midday a man could walk up and seize hold of them.

    Chapter XXI

  • The snow was wet underfoot and seafowl were swooping around.

    The Literary World Seventh Reader

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