from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The common murre or guillemot.
- n. The great skua, Stercorarius skua.
- n. The piper-gurnard.
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They came upon a poor little lamb that had just been killed by a sea-hen.
Near it was another which a sea-hen was just pouncing upon.
On the Kerguelen Island, Dr. Coues saw the gulls to Buphogus -- the sea-hen of the sealers -- pursue make them disgorge their food, while, on the other side, the gulls and the terns combined to drive away the sea-hen as soon as it came near to their abodes, especially at nesting-time. (