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- proper n. A taxonomic genus within the family Laridae — the kittiwakes.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A genus of Laridæ, having the hind toe rudimentary or very small; the kittiwakes.
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- n. a genus of Laridae
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I grinned, recalling Rissa's efforts to get me to saw it.
a place called Rissa (Num., xxxiii, 21), and by Epiphanius and by
Werrna opened her mouth to argue, but the expression on Rissa’s face stopped her.
How could Louise Martin or Nerissa "Rissa" Russell make educated guesses about the possibly symbolic meaning of a cattle horn or sheep’s tibia unless they had a chance to see exactly where it had been deposited on the floor of a mud-brick house?
At the head of the convoy, he said, was Tuareg rebel leader Rissa ag Boula, a native of Niger who led a failed war of independence on behalf of ethnic Tuareg nomads a decade ago.
Rissa on Jul 26, 2008 oh I loved that book I cant wait for the movie I have all Nicholas Sparks books!!! snowy on Jul 31, 2008
A number of arctic marine mammal and bird species are circumpolar, and are represented by several populations and even subspecies (e.g., the bowhead whale, walrus, bearded seal, ringed seal, herring gull (Larus argentatus), glaucous gull (L. hyperboreus), and kittiwake (Rissa tridactyla)).
Great black-backed gull (Larus marinus) Black-legged kittiwake (Rissa tridactyla) III
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These are mainly Iceland gulls Larus glaucoides, glaucous gulls L. hyperboreus with lesser numbers of great black-backed gulls L. marinus, kittiwakes Rissa tridactyla and guillemots Cepphus grille with great cormorant Phalacrocorax carbo.