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An Arctic-breeding migratory swan with a yellow and black bill, often known by the names of its constituent races (Bewick's swan and whistling swan).
- ‘After the plane arrives, we fly over the watery green plain, skimming above rivers of burnished silver and snowy flocks of tundra swan.’
- ‘I had 25,000 tundra swans.’
- ‘Found and collected a bundle of tundra swan feathers.’
- ‘This is why we were all so excited to see the tundra swan this past Saturday.’
- ‘The big draw here is in December: the snowy white tundra swan, with its elegant mien and clamoring call.’
- ‘Viewing the winter congregation of tundra swans at a refuge in the Klamath Basin of California and Oregon or on Oregon's Sauvie Island is enough to make you fall in love with birds.’
- ‘In October and November, as many as 50,000 migrating geese, ducks, and tundra swans stop at the refuge during their voyage along the Atlantic Flyway.’
We take a look at several popular, though confusing, punctuation marks.
From Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, discover surprising and intriguing language facts from around the globe.
The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.