sooty tern

Origin of sooty tern

First recorded in 1775–85
Also called wide-awake. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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  • The sooty-tern is sometimes called the sea-swallow, on account of its form and power of flight.


    John Burroughs