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  • n. Plural form of tern.


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  • ` ` It's difficult to overcome the way we started the game in terns of turning the ball over, '' Kings coach Reggie Theus said.

  • Despite the numerous forecasts claiming that Hanna would pass well to the west and not dump buckets of rain on us until later in the evening, the heavens opened up just as we were about to walk to the point to see how many of what kind of terns we could see.

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  • We spin round fantastic Garajáo, [Footnote: Not the meaningless Garajão, as travellers will write it.] the wart-nosed cliff of 'terns' or

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  • Many unique species of aquatic life including crabs, frogs and mudskippers, water birds such as terns, kingfishers, darters and cormorants, and animals such as otters and turtles live in and alongside the backwaters.


  • Governmental agencies and conservation groups have put countless hours and dollars toward protecting other seabird populations such as terns - but little has been done for great cormorants, he said.

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  • Petrels, terns skim the troughs, a stray pelican caws mast-circling.

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  • That's another couple of Arctic terns I've saved, I tell myself.

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  • After breakfast we venture onto a cold shore under steel skies and wander about among huge, bleached whale bones, tiny Antarctic terns, and the nests of gentoos and blue-eyed cormorants.

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  • Sometimes those changes are good "The terns are back!"

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  • I began to daydream and saw myself as a little girl wandering in our backyard, studying plants and watching the birds, especially the terns as they swooped down to pluck clams.



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