from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An emendation of mollymawk, a name given by sailors to the smaller albatrosses. The ehange has been made on the mistaken supposition that mollymawk was a corruption of mollyhawk.
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Three other breeding species are endemic to the Tristan-Gough islands: great shearwater Puffinus gravis (2 million pairs), Atlantic yellow-nosed mollyhawk Thalassarche chlororhyncos (1,000 pairs) and Atlantic petrel Pterodroma incerta (VU).
A big albatross swung slowly down the surf: albatross or mollyhawk, with wide, waving wings.
-- A mollyhawk was brought in today, it weighed four pounds and measured from tip of beak to tip of tail thirty inches, from tip of wing to tip of wing seventy-eight, and in girth twenty.
From July to October the men get a great number of eaglet, penguin, and mollyhawk eggs -- all sea-fowl.
They eat'm mollyhawk and albatross; mollyhawk and albatross eat'm fat pork; two men he die, plenty men much sick, you bet, damn to hell me very much glad.