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Stormy petrel   Listen
Stormy petrel

noun
1.
Sooty black petrel with white markings; of the northern Atlantic and Mediterranean.  Synonyms: Hydrobates pelagicus, northern storm petrel.






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"Stormy petrel" Quotes from Famous Books



... said the waiter, who, in the intervals of a casual attendance on Sir John, spoke of these things, cigarette in mouth. 'There is doubtless something astir, since General Vincente is on the road. They call him the Stormy Petrel, for when he appears abroad there usually ...
— In Kedar's Tents • Henry Seton Merriman



Words linked to "Stormy petrel" :   Hydrobates pelagicus, genus Hydrobates, Hydrobates, storm petrel



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