from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A name for the skua, Stercorarius catarrhactes.

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  • noun UK the great skua, Stercorarius skua

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun gull-like jaeger of northern seas


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  • Nickname for the Great Skua.

    December 7, 2007

  • Wow. This is going to be my username somewhere, next time I need one. :)

    December 8, 2007

  • Yeah, it's great, isn't it?

    Got yer avatar right here, too. ;-)

    December 9, 2007

  • Pre-fect!! :) Looks like he (she?) is singing, "I gotta be meeeeeee!!"

    December 9, 2007

  • I listed this word first? I have no recollection.

    December 9, 2007

  • Yeah! You list a lot of awesome words. :)

    You know, I even like the WeirdNet definition: "gull-like jaeger of northern seas." I'm going to work that phrase into conversation today.

    December 9, 2007

  • Not to worry, sionnach. That happens to me fairly often, too. ;-)

    C_b, use it wisely. These birds are fierce.

    December 10, 2007