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  • n  any of two genera of northern seabirds having short necks and brightly colored compressed bills

  • With towering, puffin-covered cliffs mantled in pale green grass, Heimaey and its neighbors are starkly beautiful.
  • Sweating profusely, 39-year-old John Wimpenny quit pedaling, and Puffinso named because of all the puffing it took to get it in the airwafted back to earth.
  • Puffin Islanders also have puffin stamps.

  • Gordon Ramsay in United Press International
    As for the puffin peck, Ramsay told the newspaper: "I keep saying one of my kids punched me. I'm too embarrassed to say it was a puffin."
  • Eoin Colfer in The Guardian
    To be chosen by Puffin as a modern classic is a huge honour, as it would be for any writer. For Artemis to be in a collection with Stig and Charlie is a huge thrill, but to win a public vote as well: it's like two birthdays in one go,he added.
  • Lance Berkman in MLB.com
    It was tiring,Berkman said. "I felt like I was chopping firewood. You just take so many swings and I was definitely huffin' and puffin' at the end of that thing."

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