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Cormorant In a note on Love's Labour's Lost, I, i, 9, this edition, wherein ‘cormorant’ is used as here—as an adjective—the Editor says: ‘I can find no proof that this aquatic bird is more eager than others of its kind in satisfying hunger, and why the unfortunate fowl should have been selected from time immemorial as an emblem of voracity I have not yet discovered. Possibly it is one of Pliny's facts.’—Murray (N. E. D.), in this regard, gives no help; he styles

it “voracious,” but this hardly differentiates it from hungry beasts, birds, or men.’—Ed.

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