Monday, November 05, 2007

Word of the Week for REDEFiNE iT: gud

Word of the Week (November 5, 2007):
Definition according to the Dictionary of Newfoundland English
gud n Northern razor-bill (Alca torda); TINKER. 1884 STEARNS 235-6 I have often seen the water covered with a clustered flock [of puffins], all engaged in making a hoarse, rasping sound, not unlike the filing of a saw; this is also done both by the 'murre,' and the 'turre,' and at such times, which ever species is present, they receive from the sailors the name of 'guds,' from a fancied resemblance to that sound.
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