a large, flightless auk, Pinguinus impennis, of rocky islands off North Atlantic coasts: extinct since 1844.
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How to use great 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.
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
great auk eggs is wuth twenty-one thousand and six hundred dollars a dozen!'John Gayther's Garden and the Stories Told Therein | Frank R. Stockton
British Dictionary definitions for great auk
a large flightless auk, Pinguinus impennis, extinct since the middle of the 19th century
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