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Long-billed Corella
2006-09-25 15:11:52

The Long-billed Corella, Cacatua tenuirostris, is a cockatoo native to Australia. The species has a small distribution, and usually inhabits woodlands, river banks and farming land. The Corella may also inhabit urban areas. The Corella is mostly white, with a pink face and forehead. They also have faintly pink feathers on the breast and belly, and yellow on the underside of the wings and...

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humgruffin
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'