• Murres
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n murre black-and-white diving bird of northern seas
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Murre (Zoöl) Any one of several species of sea birds of the genus Uria, or Catarractes; a guillemot.☞ The murres are allied to the auks, and are abundant on the northern coasts of Europe and America. They often breed in large communities on the projecting ledges of precipituous cliffs, laying one or two large eggs on the bare rocks.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n murre See mur.
    • n murre The common guillemot, Uria or Lomvia troile, and other species of the genus, as U. or L. brünnichi, the thick-billed murre or guillemot.
    • n murre The similar but quite distinct razor-billed auk, Alca or Utamania torda. See cut under razor-bill.
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In literature:

Who can tell what just criticisms Murr the Cat may be passing on us beings of wider speculation?
"Middlemarch" by George Eliot
Those two mother murres were not going to forsake their babies!
"Good Stories For Great Holidays" by Frances Jenkins Olcott
His brother Frederick, his sister Lotta, old Lena, Jonah, Caro and Bravo, Putte and Murre, and Kuckeliku.
"The Lilac Fairy Book" by Andrew Lang
The birds which breed upon the Farallones are gulls, murres, shags, and sea-parrots, the last a kind of penguin.
"Northern California, Oregon, and the Sandwich Islands" by Charles Nordhoff
Some of these not only swim but dive in the salt waters, and to this class of divers belong the grebe, loon, murre, and puffin.
"Stories of California" by Ella M. Sexton
It was the egg of the murre that was marketed.
"In the Footprints of the Padres" by Charles Warren Stoddard
They were murre eggs.
"Bobby of the Labrador" by Dillon Wallace
This lies east of the Murre Ledges.
"Fishing Grounds of the Gulf of Maine" by Walter H. Rich
Innumerable gulls and murres breed on the steep cliffs, the latter most abundant.
"Scientific American Supplement, No. 312, December 24, 1881" by Various
The Leach's Petrel, Murre, and some other sea birds, have but one egg.
"The Bird Study Book" by Thomas Gilbert Pearson

In poetry:

Ser Charls a Murre in that place,
That never a foot wolde fle;
Ser Hewe Maxwelle, a lorde he was,
With the Doglas dyd he dey.
"Chevy-Chase" by Anonymous British
Up cam the tide wi' a burst and a whush,
And back gaed the stanes wi' a whurr;
The king's son walkit i' the evenin hush,
To hear the sea murmur and murr.
"The Mermaid" by George MacDonald

In news:

These are sad times for Tom Murr of Osceola, IA -- gas prices.
Thick-billed murres nesting high on a cliff.
Murres on cliff at Aghiyuk Island in the Semidi Islands.
SOUTH BEACH – The Oregon Coast Aquarium has accept 19 tufted puffins and several common murres from the Point Defiance Zoo and Aquarium in Tacoma, Wash.
The zoo says staff members trapped the wild predator Thursday and moved 19 surviving puffins and five common murres behind the scenes.
Murr 's goal gives HoVal CVC win over Hightstown.
Murr Printing and Graphics brings color to its customers.
Lebanon's Murr TV back on air.
Lebanon's Murr TV -- known locally as MTV -- will be on air again from March 31, more than six years after it was forced to close down Sept 4, 2002.
Regina R "Gina" Murr , 35, died Nov 23, 2003, near Cape Girardeau of an apparent heart attack.
Given the choices of bathroom, post office, grocery store and buffet, Northeastern State University alumnus Jerrod Murr had a good idea.
BEDFORD — Members of the Cottons Auto/Priority Fitness softball team pose with the winning plaque Sunday after claiming the Men's ASA D South State Championship at Murr.
BEDFORD — Reuben Murr as Dub Dubberly/Santa and Seavor Roach as Justin Waverly practice a scene for "Christmas Belles" at Little Theater of Bedford.
Roger Federer of Switzerland (L) holds his winners trophy and Andy Murray of Britain holds his runners-up trophy after Federer defeated Murr.
A native of Avery County he was born on March 19, 1937, to the late Donald Daniels and Mable Ollis Murr.

In science:

MURRE, Lectures on an introduction to Grothendieck’s theory of the fundamental group, Tata Inst. of Fund.
Ramification of local fields with imperfect residue fields
Springer-Verlag, Berlin, 1990. [M1] Murre, J.P.:On a conjectural filtration on the Chow groups of an algebraic variety. I.
Generalization of the theory of mixed Hodge structures and its application
In this paper, we investigate Murre’s conjectures on the structure of rational Chow groups and exhibit explicit Chow–K¨unneth pro jectors for some examples.
Murre's conjectures and explicit Chow--Kuenneth projectors for some varieties
For surfaces and threefolds which have a nef tangent bundle explicit Chow–K¨unneth pro jectors are obtained which satisfy Murre’s conjectures and the motivic Hard Lefschetz theorem is verified.
Murre's conjectures and explicit Chow--Kuenneth projectors for some varieties
Hence Kimura’s conjecture is related to Murre’s conjectures.
Murre's conjectures and explicit Chow--Kuenneth projectors for some varieties