As the Hornet came to anchor the cormorant saluted her, and she replied instantly.
The birds comprise a darter, a cormorant, a guillemot, and a penguin.
There Hoori had built a hut roofed with cormorant feathers, and there in due season she gave birth to a son.
The egg of the cormorant is but little larger than that of a pigeon.
Upon the coast the favourite breeding resorts of the cormorant are ranges of lofty cliffs, and small low islands and reefs.
It is true we agreed to say nothing about it before this cormorant.
The rock is named from its usual frequenters, the kite, hawk, and cormorant showing up in large numbers on the face.
The Spectacled or Pallas's cormorant is one of the rarest of all birds.
And almost before he had reached land, the old one came to him, and the cormorant skeleton was taken out of the kayak.
Yet in New Zealand there exist no fewer than fourteen other species of cormorant.
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.
(Lev. 11:17; Deut. 14:17), Heb. shalak, "plunging," or "darting down," (the Phalacrocorax carbo), ranked among the "unclean" birds; of the same family group as the pelican. It is a "plunging" bird, and is common on the coasts and the island seas of Palestine. Some think the Hebrew word should be rendered "gannet" (Sula bassana, "the solan goose"); others that it is the "tern" or "sea swallow," which also frequents the coasts of Palestine as well as the Sea of Galilee and the Jordan valley during several months of the year. But there is no reason to depart from the ordinary rendering. In Isa. 34:11, Zeph. 2:14 (but in R.V., "pelican") the Hebrew word rendered by this name is _ka'ath_. It is translated "pelican" (q.v.) in Ps. 102:6. The word literally means the "vomiter," and the pelican is so called from its vomiting the shells and other things which it has voraciously swallowed. (See PELICAN.)