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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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owlowl /aʊl/ ●●○ noun [countable]  owl.jpg HBBa bird with large eyes that hunts at night
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owlWhereas most people were in their beds asleep, there were a few owls who understood the pleasure of darkness.Like the great horned owl, these owls should now be getting ready to nest.You might think we were being a bit over-cautious, but these were two very young and inexperienced owls we were releasing.Most owls are nocturnal, hunting at night for similar prey to the diurnal or day-hunting hawks.The only exception is in cases of self-defense, which seems unlikely in a confrontation with the pygmy owl.In 1991, federal judge William Dwyer banned most logging in Washington and Oregon to save those three thousand spotted owls.He put the owl lamp down.The owls are often seen outside the barn first thing in the morning, and they nip into the hay when disturbed.
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