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diver,

general term used to refer to many diving birds, e.g., the loonloon,
common name for migratory aquatic birds found in fresh- and saltwater in the colder parts of the Northern Hemisphere. Its strange, laughing call carries for great distances. Like the grebes, loons float low in the water and their legs are placed far back.
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, the grebegrebe
, common name for swimming birds found on or near quiet waters in most parts of the world. Grebes resemble the loon and the duck; they have short wings, vestigial tails, and long, individually webbed toes on feet that are set far back on a short, stubby body.
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, and some ducks, auks, and penguins.
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diver

1. any aquatic bird of the genus Gavia, family Gaviidae, and order Gaviiformes of northern oceans, having a straight pointed bill, small wings, and a long body: noted for swiftness and skill in swimming and diving
2. any of various other diving birds
3. Soccer slang a player who pretends to have been tripped or impeded by an opposing player in order to win a free kick or penalty
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