The Leach's Petrel, murre, and some other sea birds, have but one egg.
Coolidge's party went to the murre Rocks, where the Guillemots breed, and brought about fifteen hundred eggs.
Murrain (or morena in Latin chronicles) is probably the modern survival of mure or murre.
When the mouthe turneth in speakinge it is a sygne that it is infected with some catarre or murre as is manyfest ynough.
The gull is soon through, but the murre continues to lay for about two months.
The gull begins to lay about the middle of May, and usually ten days before the murre.
The murre does not fly high, nor is it a very active bird, or apparently of long flight.
In the fifteenth century the English name was mure or murre, which appears to be the same root as in murrain.