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  1. From our crowdsourced Open Dictionary
    1
    a turtle with a very large head that lives in warm seas
    Submitted by Titanicus from Italy on 25/03/2017
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    2
    a type of North American shrike with grey and black feathers
    Submitted by Titanicus from Italy on 25/03/2017
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