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from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In ornithology, pertaining to or resembling the auk family.


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  • He reminded Lilly of a great auk, something alcidine in the thin cheeks with the mouth cutting so widely toward the ears.


  • The sources are the OED (O), its supplements (Os) and the second edition of Webster's New International Dictionary (W). columbine dove c1386 - alcine auk W 1835 OW alcidine auk, puffin, corvine crow 1656 - etc.

    VERBATIM: The Language Quarterly Vol IV No 1


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