The puffin uses its wings under the water, and so do the other members of the auk family.
Oolichuk continued this process until the first auk was finished.
About three o'clock the Countess of auk's carriage was summoned, and the company began to retire.
But there was a deplorable lack of information about the haunts and habits of the auk.
As the official organ of the Union, 'The auk' is the leading ornithological publication of this country.
Upon the whole, I thought it would not do to depend upon the auk.
“King penguin” is another of its names, from its superior size, as it is the largest of the auk or penguin family.
Of all the auk tribe, so far as my experience goes, the Puffin flies the most.
I feel, somehow, that this man Halyard has got an auk—perhaps two.
Of the latter some have three toes, as the penguin, auk, &c.; others have four.
1670s, from a Scandinavian source, cf. Old Norse alka, probably originally imitative of a water-bird cry (cf. Latin olor "swan," Greek elea "marsh bird").