sawbill

NOUN
  1. large crested fish-eating diving duck having a slender hooked bill with serrated edges
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How To Use sawbill In A Sentence

  • e.g. sawbill duck, and receives such additional strength that he soon escapes his pursuers (Frazer, "Totemism and Exogamy", III, p. 385). The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 14: Simony-Tournon
  • The three sawbill ducks - smews, goosanders and red-breasted mergansers - have been spreading through the country on large lakes and reservoirs. Times, Sunday Times
  • -- The men had rare and very exciting sport, in coasting around the peninsula, in catching the young of the onzig -- which is the sawbill. Memoirs of 30 Years with the Indian Tribes on the American Frontiers
  • To have a flotilla of these vivid members of the sawbill family virtually under one's nose feels like a privilege. Times, Sunday Times
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