One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
- ‘Frigatebirds are noted soarers, spending much of the day riding the winds and roosting at night on trees or cliffs.’
- ‘With large, broad wings, they are excellent aerial soarers and gliders.’
- ‘Since it involves very little wing flapping, soaring is energetically efficient - all a soarer needs to do is stay alert, and it can stay aloft almost indefinitely.’
- ‘But one suspects that the really big pterosaurs were dynamic soarers and spent an awful lot of time on the wing.’
- ‘Only particularly large animals can be efficient soarers; we'll discuss why later.’
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