any of several usually black-and-white diving birds of the family Alcidae, of northern seas, having webbed feet and small wings.
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How to use auk in a sentence
The great auk is but a memory; the bittern booms more rarely in our eastern marshes; and now they tell me Brigadiers are extinct.
"You are already celebrated as the discoverer of the mammoth and the great auk," she persisted.In Search of the Unknown | Robert W. Chambers
When that day comes, proprietary humbugs like Sanatogen will have become as extinct as the dodo and the great auk.
Paralyzed be th' boldness iv th' wolf, th' camel an' th' auk fled fr'm th' scene iv havoc, as is their wont.Mr. Dooley Says | Finley Dunne
Thirty years ago we knew as little of the ways of the ward boss as we knew of the megatherium or the great auk.The Old World in the New | Edward Alsworth Ross
British Dictionary definitions for auk
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