What does the word cormorant mean?

Usage examples for cormorant

  1. The shags were large and black, with a white spot behind the wings as they flew; but probably only the larger water cormorant. – A General History and Collection of Voyages and Travels, Volume 16 by Robert Kerr
  2. If I gave it back to them, what would become of you and George, and how am I to stop the clamours of that cormorant? – The Garies and Their Friends by Frank J. Webb
  3. Some men have a stomach for office like a cormorant, which is a serious scourge to the nation. – The Life and Adventures of Maj. Roger Sherman Potter by "Pheleg Van Trusedale" A pseudonym for Francis Colburn Adams