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2006-02-03 12:40:00

Around 1,500 seal pups were swept out to sea and drowned by a tidal surge off Canada's east coast this week after a lack of ice cover meant their mothers were forced to give birth on a small island, environment officials said on Friday.


Word of the Day
coronach
  • A dirge; a lamentation for the dead. The custom of singing dirges at funerals was formerly prevalent in Scotland and Ireland, especially in the Highlands of Scotland.
The word 'coranach' comes from the Scottish Gaelic corranach and Irish corānach.
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