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Loggerhead

Loggerhead

1. A blockhead; a dunce; a numskull.

2. A spherical mass of iron, with a long handle, used to heat tar.

3. An upright piece of round timber, in a whaleboat, over which a turn of the line is taken when it is running out too fast.

4. (Science: zoology) a very large marine turtle (Thalassochelys caretta, or caouana), common in the warmer parts of the atlantic ocean, from Brazil to Cape Cod; called also logger-headed turtle.

5. (Science: zoology) An American shrike (Lanius Ludovicianus), similar to the butcher bird, but smaller. See shrike. To be at loggerheads, to fall to loggerheads, or to go to loggerheads, to quarrel; to be at strife.

Origin: log _ head.


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Endangered species in the world!!!

Caretta caretta(the loggerhead turtles) and Chelonia mydas(the green turtle)..both of them is endangered species in my country and across the world!!

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by Alish24
Thu Mar 02, 2006 2:22 pm
 
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