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noun as in burglar

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As a result, this abundant species is a critical resource for fish owls in winter.

The owl would see the fish, approach for a closer look, and get caught.

It was right around this time, when I’d come to terms with our failures, that we caught our first owl.

We’d still made some progress this year, even if we hadn’t caught any owls.

Either the resident fish owls were not interested in the frozen marine fish we offered as lures or the birds were unwilling to walk under the suspicious netted domes to investigate them.

This video remedies that injustice, showcasing an owl doing a butterfly stroke in Lake Michigan.

Fernandez-Duque discovered that owl monkeys are the only reliably monogamous mammal species.

Owl monkey offspring get an inordinate amount of care from their fathers.

Heads the Owl Monkey Project, which has been studying owl monkeys in Argentina for 18 years.

Keeping the hours of an owl, he does most of the location scouting and exploration.

The old owl no longer hooted, and the water-oaks had ceased to moan as they bent their heads.

Now under the ivy-laden branches of a tall old tree an owl startles them with its shriek.

He peers out through his black-rimmed eyeglasses with the solemnity of an owl—but you should hear his songs!

Others sit, on the full stare, eyes fixed as those of an owl, upon the speaker.

A contemporary pamphleteer compared him to an owl in the sunshine pursued and pecked to death by flights of tiny birds.


On this page you'll find 202 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to owl, such as: crook, robber, thief, housebreaker, pilferer, and prowler.

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