How to use Auk in a sentence

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  • The southern coast and its inland waters are frequented by several species of petrel, among which are the Procellaria gigantea, whose strength and rapacity led the Spaniards to call it quebranta huesos (breakbones), the Puffinus cinereus, which inhabits the inland channels in large flocks, and an allied species (Puffinuria Berardii) which inhabits the inland sounds and resembles the auk in some particulars of habit and appearance.

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  • Kitchen-middens of England, Ireland and Denmark reveal the existence of the capercally, Tetrao urogallus, and of the great auk or gare-fowl, Alca impennis; both species long since vanished from those countries.

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  • The great auk, once common on the British coasts, those of Denmark, the east coast of North America, then restricted to those of Newfoundland, Greenland and Iceland, has been killed by man, and the same fate has overtaken the Labrador duck, the Phillip Island parrot, Nestor productus, and the large cormorant of FIG.

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  • The Bulletin of the Nuttall Ornithological Club was published from 1876 to 1884, when it was superseded by The Auk.

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  • Hence anAu = auk t a22a33...ann, where the cofactor of an is clearly the determinant obtained by erasing the first row and the first column.

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  • A special interest attaches to the great auk (Alca impennis), owing to its recent extinction and the value of its eggs to collectors.

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  • The " Auk " was captured by a British patrol boat and sunk by her own crew while being taken to Queenstown.

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  • He had meanwhile succeeded in sending a message to Dublin, announcing the capture of the " Auk " and advising the postponement of the enterprise.

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  • The first hypothesis has been supported on the ground that Breton sailors speaking a language closely allied to Welsh were acquainted with the great auk, and that the conspicuous white patches on the head of that bird justified the name "white head."

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  • We see the auk about to be clubbed to death on Hirta in the year 1840.

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  • The last indisputable great auk to be taken from St Kilda was in 1821.

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