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“I once had a sparrow alight upon my shoulder for a moment, while I was hoeing in a village garden, and I felt that I was more distinguished by that circumstance that I should have been by any epaulet I could have worn.” – Henry David Thoreau.

[pe-truhl] noun

  1. Any of various species of black, grey, or white seabirds in the order Procellariiformes.

Translations:

  • Dutch: stormvogel
  • French: pétrel
  • German: Sturmvogel
  • Italian: procellaria
  • Spanish:
    1. Spanish, petrel , damero

Etymology: Perhaps a diminutive of Peter, with reference to w:St Peter, St. Peter’s walking on the water (Matthew 14:29).

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