cormorant

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It was a horrible, a brutal business, a thing he had not foreseen on board the Cormorant.

The birds comprise a darter, a cormorant, a guillemot, and a penguin.

Law is a bottomless pit; it is a cormorant, a harpy, that devours everything.

For a few seconds the skipper of the Cormorant could not utter a word.

In another part of that fleet, not far distant, floated the Cormorant.

At one place on the coast of Japan there is cormorant fishing.

The egg of the cormorant is but little larger than that of a pigeon.

As they spoke a cormorant dived in front of them beneath the water.

It is true we agreed to say nothing about it before this cormorant.

The Spectacled or Pallas's Cormorant is one of the rarest of all birds.

WORD ORIGIN

early 14c., from Old French cormarenc (12c., Modern French cormoran), from Late Latin corvus marinus "sea raven" + Germanic suffix -enc, -ing. The -t in English probably is from confusion with words in -ant. It has a reputation for voracity.

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