sea swallow


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common tern of Eurasia and America having white black and grey plumage

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Mr Lavelle was the owner of the Mullet Bar in Belmullet but recently sold the licence to the premises and used the cash to buy the Sea Swallow.
Make a serious attempt before the sea swallows the ship.
Relentlessly, the sea swallows first the road, then the row of bungalows and finally eats its way to the back door of the bed and breakfast - 1 Beach Road - where the inhabitants, Victoria and Jane, refuse to budge.
An American myth ends: the Sea swallows Osama Bin Laden," Beirut's leftist daily AS SAFIR.
Common terns are fondly called sea swallows because of their scientific name hirundo (common swallows are called Hirundo rustica) and deeply forked tail.
The country is also highly vulnerable to aggressive erosion - the sea swallows about 750 acres of the country each year and the rate is a ccelerating.
One good terna:n Terns - or sea swallows - return to breed on Anglesey from their wintering grounds, often off the coast of Africa.
In discussing an incident in Conrad's The Mirror of the Sea where the sea swallows quickly and completely a foundering Danish brig, he observes that from Homer onward the sea is an awful 'irresponsible power', a force 'defiant of any and all humanization' in the literal sense of humanity as defined by Vico.
Relentlessly the sea swallows first the road, then the row of bungalows and finally eats its way to the back door of the bed and breakfast 1 Beach Road, where the inhabitants, Victoria and Jane, refuse to budge.
With an estimated 10,000 containers falling from cargo ships every year, the sea swallows a huge range of products destined for dry land.