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- North American term for Slavonian grebe
- ‘The lakes and wetlands associated with the Kobuk, Koyukuk, and Selawik Rivers support breeding populations of common loons, horned grebes, and red-necked grebes.’
- ‘They found there are a lot of horned grebes up there.’
- ‘Male and female horned grebes look alike, but males are slightly larger and more brightly colored.’
- ‘The diet of the horned grebe consists of aquatic insects, crustaceans, and mollusks.’
- ‘If you are close enough to see the yellow tip, then you are looking at a horned grebe, because the bill is entirely dark on eared grebes.’
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The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.