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  • n. the puffin.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A puffin; an auk of the genus Fratercula, as F. arctica or F. corniculata: so called from its beak. The crested sea-parrot, or tufted puffin, is Lunda cirrata. See cuts under puffin.


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  • Jean and Loll, and with that undying instinct which prompts every true woman to make a feast for her returning man, Ellen prepared an extra amount of the poor fare at her command: gumboot hash, boiled eggs and sea-parrot.

    Where the Sun Swings North

  • At that instant there came a whirr and a flapping of wings that set her heart thumping again, and out from the overhanging tundra on top of the cliff an astonished sea-parrot flew, so close that the tip of his wing stung her cheek.

    Where the Sun Swings North

  • He raised his thin little face to watch a sea-parrot flying overhead with a fish in its bill.

    Where the Sun Swings North

  • Ellen, slowly recovering her strength now that sea-parrot broth had been added to the daily fare, had become painfully intuitive in the matter of all those phases of the situation which Shane and the others clumsily tried to keep from her.

    Where the Sun Swings North

  • The meat when cooked was coarse and dark red, but it was a palatable sea-parrot and dumpling mulligan that the girl evolved.

    Where the Sun Swings North

  • The harsh, discordant cries of a sea-parrot grated unpleasantly on the ear, and set half a dozen alert in a small band of seals that were ahead of us.

    Typhoon Off the Coast of Japan

  • There the sea-parrots breed, and so thickly that you can scarcely set foot ashore without plunging into their houses; but there is a mound near the western end where no sea-parrot may come, for the herring-gulls and the black-backs claim it for their own.

    Major Vigoureux

  • These shall pass and leave you younger than romance -- a child open-eyed and curious, pleased to meet a sea-parrot or a rolling porpoise, or to watch the gannets diving --

    From a Cornish Window A New Edition

  • I don't suppose we could make a bark shelter, and we have nothing that would do for a tent; but we have our _kamelinkas_, and the blanket we made out of the sea-parrot breasts.

    The Young Alaskans

  • He was clad in a smock, or jacket, of sea-parrot feathers, which came down to his seal-skin boots.

    The Young Alaskans


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