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2009-05-18 07:10:00

After years of decline, bald eagles are springing forth with an aggressive appetite for great cormorant chicks.It's a phenomenon that threatens to wipe out the U.S. population.Some believe the eagles are finding less fish to eat and instead flying to Maine's remote rocky islands where they've been raiding the only known nesting colonies of great cormorants.In fact, the eagles are causing the numbers of the shiny black birds to fall from more than 250 pairs to 80 pairs since 1992."They're like...


Word of the Day
monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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