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2008-12-29 16:35:00

The critically endangered Tristan Albatross suffered its worst breeding season ever and is threatened by predatory mice, British researchers report.

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2005-07-26 05:50:00

"Monster mice" are eating meter-high albatross chicks alive, threatening rare bird species on a remote south Atlantic island seen as the world's most important seabird colony.


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swell-mobsman
  • A member of the swell-mob; a genteelly clad pickpocket. Sometimes mobsman.
Use of the word 'swell-mobsman' dates at least to the early 1800s.