from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun A large auk (Alca torda) of the northern Atlantic, having black-and-white plumage, a long tail, and a flattened bill.
from The Century Dictionary.
- noun The razor-billed auk, or tinker, Alca or Utamania torda, so called from the deep, compressed, and trenchant bill.
- noun The skimmer or cutwater, Rhynchops nigra. See
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun A species of auk (
Alca torda) common in the Arctic seas. See auk, and Illust.in Appendix.
- noun See
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- noun A large black and white
auk, Alca torda, native to the north Atlantic.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- noun black-and-white northern Atlantic auk having a compressed sharp-edged bill
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The Kvarken Archipelago is on an important migratory route and offers excellent breeding habitats for birds: There are important Baltic populations of black guillemot Cepphus grille (6,000 pairs, a quarter of the Baltic population) and razorbill Alca torda (1,000 pairs); also Caspian and Arctic terns Sterna caspia and S. paradisea, whitetailed eagle Haliaetus albicilla (35 pairs), osprey Pandion haliaetus andgreat scaup Aythya marila.
The boy was still protesting when a razorbill, startled from its nesting place, burst from the crevasse directly beneath his feet in a flurry of feathers.
I tried it on a razorbill (Alta torda, 1.), which I placed in a "preparation" jar, filled with common benzoline at 1 s. per gallon.
Practical Taxidermy A manual of instruction to the amateur in collecting, preserving, and setting up natural history specimens of all kinds. To which is added a chapter upon the pictorial arrangement of museums. With additional instructions in modelling and artistic taxidermy.
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(Yunx Torquilla), buff blackbird (Turdus merula), razorbill (Alca Torda), little auk (Mergulus Alia), ruff (Machetes Pugnax), green sand piper
On my mantelpiece is a line of skulls: a razorbill, a pink-footed goose, a gray heron, a fulmar, some gulls, and Lucian’s gannet, whose bill with a jagged lightning-strike fracture gives away its cause of death; it must have misjudged a dive.