a common shorebird, Arenaria interpres, of the New and Old World arctic, wintering south to southern South America and Australia and having striking reddish-brown, black, and white plumage.
Beware Friday’s hoax about the moon and Mars. Plus, are you sure you know why Mars is named “Mars?”There’s an email going around that claims on Friday night, the sky will look as though there are two big moons. Allegedly, Mars will be so large that it will rival Luna (the official name of our lovely moon.) Here’s the problem: this email has been circulating since 2003. In reality, on Friday the red planet will appear approximately 400 times smaller than the moon. This bogus, spurious, …
- ruddy duck,
- rude awakening,
- rude, françois,
Origin of ruddy turnstone
First recorded in 1905–10
Also called turnstone.
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