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AUK

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Originally appearing in Volume V02, Page 916 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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AUK, a name commonly given to several species of sea-fowl. A special interest attaches to the great auk (Alta impennis), owing to its recent extinction and the value of its eggs to collectors. (See GAREFOWL; also GUILLEMOT, PUFFIN, RAZOR-BILL.)
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