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General News Archive - December 26, 2007

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By LOUISE CHU SAN FRANCISCO - Investigators trying to determine how a tiger escaped its enclosure at the San Francisco Zoo - killing one visitor and mauling two others on Christmas - planned a thorough sweep of the zoo grounds Wednesday to look for clues.

Word of the Day
call-note
  • The call or cry of a bird or other animal to its mate or its young.
'Call-note' is newer than 'bird-call,' which originally referred to 'an instrument for imitating the note of birds' but now also refers to 'the song or cry of a bird.'
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