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Definition of the noun alca torda
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- black-and-white northern Atlantic auk having a compressed sharp-edged bill
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A Library of Universal Knowledge and an Unabridged Dictionary of the English Language ...
Atlantic Ocean, frequenting lofty precipices, from which its eggs are Razor-Bill ( Alca torda). taken, with those of guillemots, etc., by persons let down by ropes. The eggs are esteemed a delicacy; and the flesh of the bird is much used for food .
Index- Alca torda, Linn. Razor-billed Auk. Xema ridibunda, Boié. Laughing Gull. Index. fi'w Mergulus alle, Bon. Little Auk. X. atricilla. Black-winged Gull. ' WV Mormon fratercula, Temm. Puflin. X. melanocephala, Boié. Black-headed Gull.
by George Montagu
Alca impennis Alca pica Alca Torda Alcedo Ispida Aluco flammeus Anas acuta .
A Dictionary of Birds (1894)
It is the Alca torda of Linnaeus3 and most modern authors, congeneric with the Gare- fowl, if not the true Guillemots, between which two forms it is intermediate — differing from the former in its small size and in retaining the power of flight, ...
by Bo Beolens, Michael Watkins, Michael Grayson
Razorbill Alca hoieri Merrem, 1819 NCR [JS Alca torda] Dr HenrikHoyer (d.1615) was a Norwegian physician in the Færoe Islands intheearly part of the 17th century. Hoyer,. H. F. Common Whitethroat ssp. Sylvia communis hoyeri ...
by John Jamieson
The razorbill, Alca torda, Orkn. Barry. BAUSY, adj. Big, strong. Dunbar . Su. G. basse, vir potens. To BAW, v. a. To hush, to lull. Watson. Fr. bas, low. V, Balow. BAW, s. 1. A ball, used in play, S. Ramsay. 2. Money given to school-boys ...
The Birdwatcher's Dictionary (2010)
by Peter Weaver
North American name British name Scientific name Auk, Razor-billed Razorbill Alca torda Baldpate American Wigeon Anas americana Brant Brent Goose Brama bernicla Creeper, Brown Treecreeper Certhia familiaris Crossbill, Red Crossbill ...
To which is Added a Compendium of Historical, Biographical, Geographical, Scientific, Religious, and Sociological Names, and a Complete Summary of Human Achievement in the Nineteenth & Twentieth Centuries ...
The RAzoh-BILL (ALCA ToRDA). 2. The Little Auk of Pennant and others, called also the Common Rotche, and the Little White and Black Diver, is the Mergmius melanoleucos of Yarrell's British Birds, the M. alle of Carpenter and Dallas, and ...
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