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I only ran across one new-to-me word this week.  It’s a bird I’d never heard of in The Old Motel Mystery created by Gertrude Chandler Warner.

anhinga– any of a genus (Anhinga) of long-necked birds having a sharp, pointed bill and inhabiting swampy regions of tropical and subtropical America. Also called darter, snakebird, water turkey.

“Now the bird is coming up. He’s speared a fish with his sharp beak.”

“The bird ia an anhinga,” Rolf said.

Any new words for you this week?