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  • n. Plural form of egret.


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  • Potentially at risk, they said, are Gulf Coast oyster and shrimping industries, birds such as egrets and brown pelicans, marsh lands, sandy beaches and businesses dependent on coastal tourism.

    Coast Guard to set fire to oil leaking in the Gulf of Mexico

  • In addition, birds such as egrets, ducks, and hawks use vernal pools as a seasonal source of food and water.

    Vernal pool

  • The number of beautiful fishing birds, such as egrets and cranes, and the succulent plants assuming most fantastical forms, gave to the scene an interest which it would not otherwise have possessed.

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

  • The virus causing the disease (referred to as brain fever in some of the endemic areas) normally circulates among certain domestic animals and birds such as egrets and herons, in the rice producing parts of South, South-East and East Asia.

    Chapter 5

  • Thousands of birds such as egrets and brown pelicans are nesting on barrier islands close to the rig's wreckage right now. Home RSS feed

  • Thousands of birds such as egrets and brown pelicans are nesting on barrier islands close to the rig's wreckage. The Buzz

  • Explaining that his readings would be from the yet unpublished collection, "White Egrets," he's been working on for the past five or six years, he mixed intimacy with universality: recounting how his UWI-lecturer-daughter, Elizabeth, had teased him that he'd be rhyming "egrets" with "regrets," before switching to the tone of the poem's "quiet stillness at the core" ... News

  • Then as I sat very still, not moving my head and using only my eyes to scan the landscape, the marsh would slowly come alive, first with animal sounds and then with movement in the reeds as the egrets hunted the newly hatched fish seeking sanctuary until they matured and ventured out to the bay.

    Manifesting Michelangelo

  • Watch these egrets stalk the lawn in a dishevelled troop, white banners forlornly trailing their flags; they are the bleached regrets of an old man's memoirs, their unwritten stanzas.

    Saturday poem: In the Village by Derek Walcott

  • For me, it's being able to walk outside again and see the return of my favorite shore birds, the egrets and osprey.

    Cheryl Carlesimo: Spring Means Soft-Shell Crabs


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