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loon in Birds topic

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishloonloon /luːn/ noun [countable]  1 HBBa large North American bird that eats fish and that makes a long high sound2 STRANGE informal a silly or strange person – used humorously
Examples from the Corpus
loonRosie, the woman is crazy as a loon.Would you laugh like a loon at such stupid things?Why add them, with their evocation of the doddering loon, slumped, with listless ear-trumpet, over the board table?All the eye can see are evergreens, a placid body of water and the occasional loon.The princess in the tower, the loon in the attic!