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WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH terntern , turn
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The Common Tern is a regular but not numerous spring and autumn visitant to the Islands, some remaining to breed.Birds of Guernsey (1879)|Cecil Smith
I mark this by inserting a paragraph-mark ( ) at the beginning of each tern.
Each tern is occupied with a distinct subject, which I indicate by headings, viz.
The latter had shot and wounded a tern, but before he could reach it, the helpless bird was carried off by its companions.Man And His Ancestor|Charles Morris
The common tern and the greater sand-plover nested on the shingly islands in the river.Mount Everest the Reconnaissance, 1921|Charles Kenneth Howard-Bury