from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun See solan.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Zoöl.) A solan goose.

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  • noun A solan goose.


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  • Islands of the Orcades, in Scotland, there are trees which bear those barnacles, which dropping off into the water, receive life, and become those birds called soland geese.

    Hudibras Samuel Butler 1646

  • Some call them _clakes_, and _soland geese_, and some puffins; others _bernacles_, because they resemble them.

    Notes and Queries, Number 11, January 12, 1850 Various

  • The speed of the bison was outstripped by that of the spirits; the wings of the wild turkey and soland-goose could not convey them out of the reach of the sprightly inhabitants of the City of Souls.

    Traditions of the North American Indians, Vol. 1 (of 3) James Athearn Jones


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