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shear•wa•ter



Pronunciation: (shēr'wô"tur, -wot"ur), [key]
n.
any of several long-winged petrels of the genus Puffinus that appear to shear the water with their wing tips when flying low.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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