Swartback
Swartback \Swart"back`\, n. (Zo["o]l.) The black-backed gull ({Larus marinus}); -- called also {swarbie}. [Prov. Eng.] [1913 Webster]

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  • swartback — ˈswȯrtˌbak noun Etymology: alteration (influenced by Norwegian svartbak swartback) of earlier swarthback, from Middle English suerthbak, from Old Norse svartbakr, from svartr black + bak back more at back : great black backed gull …   Useful english dictionary

  • swartback — swart·back …   English syllables

  • Larus marinus — Swartback Swart back , n. (Zo[ o]l.) The black backed gull ({Larus marinus}); called also {swarbie}. [Prov. Eng.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • swarbie — Swartback Swart back , n. (Zo[ o]l.) The black backed gull ({Larus marinus}); called also {swarbie}. [Prov. Eng.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • swarthback — see swartback …   Useful english dictionary

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