One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A small, stubby short-billed auk (seabird) with black plumage and white underparts, breeding in the Arctic.
"Alle alle", family "Alcidae"North American term dovekie
- ‘The death knell could also be sounded for other species dependent on the ice, such as the ringed seal, bearded seal and little auk.’
- ‘I thought again of little auks and the children who cried for them.’
- ‘‘We children cried and cried for those little auks,’ the singer added, ‘because we were afraid we would not get any to eat.’’
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