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A black-and-white auk (seabird) with a deep bill that is said to resemble a cut-throat razor, found in the North Atlantic and Baltic Sea.
- ‘Bempton is the largest seabird colony in England and is home to a breathtaking array of gannets, razorbills, and puffins.’
- ‘The great auk was no biological relation to the Antarctic birds: it was a cousin of the razorbill and the guillemot, which had evolved quite separately.’
- ‘Coincidentally, razorbills, previously absent from northern Hudson Bay, were showing signs of colonizing Coats Island.’
- ‘Other important breeding colonies of seabirds - such as shag, razorbill and fulmar - are also in freefall.’
- ‘Along thousands of miles of coastline, you will see colonies of seabirds clustered in cliffs - gannets, puffins, guillemots, razorbills, and kittiwakes.’
- ‘It was the noise of thousands of baby cormorants, razorbills, gannets and guillemots, demanding food from their nests on the cliffs.’
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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.