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2009-06-30 14:32:09

A 30-year survey of British woodland birds has found that the nightingale has effectively vanished from woodlands across the UK after its population had fallen by more than 95 percent, BBC News Reported. The area has also seen a significant decline in seventeen other bird species as well, many of which overwinter in tropical west Africa where their habitat is suffering. Starling, linnet, bullfinch and willow warbler populations all dropped, while 12 species, including the blackcap, magpie and...


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drawcansir
  • A blustering, bullying fellow; a pot-valiant braggart; a bully.
This word is named for Draw-Can-Sir, a character in George Villiers' 17th century play The Rehearsal.
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