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smew

 (smyo͞o)
n.
A small Eurasian diving duck (Mergellus albellus), the male of which has white and black plumage and a white crest.

[Perhaps akin to earlier and dialectal English smee, any of various duck species; akin to German dialectal schmei-, schmü- (in Schmeiente, Schmünte, widgeon : schmei-, schmü- + German Ente, duck), and to Dutch smient.]

smew

(smjuː)
n
(Animals) a merganser, Mergus albellus, of N Europe and Asia, having a male plumage of white with black markings
[C17: of uncertain origin]

smew

(smyu)

n.
a Eurasian duck, Mergellus albellus, closely akin to mergansers.
[1665–75; orig. uncertain]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.smew - smallest merganser and most expert diversmew - smallest merganser and most expert diver; found in northern Eurasia
genus Mergus, Mergus - mergansers
fish duck, merganser, sawbill, sheldrake - large crested fish-eating diving duck having a slender hooked bill with serrated edges
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In contrast, some species in Taihu, China, such as mallard Anas platyrhynchos, northern pintail Anas acuta, gadwall Anas strepera, greater scaup Aythya marila, smew Mergellus albellus and falcated duck Anas falcata have been reported to exhibit a female-skewed sex ratio in one year, and a balanced ratio in another year.
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A male smew had birders flocking to the Wynyard estate, while a firecrest at South Gare in mid-April was another major attraction.
A "redhead" (a female or immature) Smew was reported on Llyn Tegid, a rare Russian visitor to Wales.
The birds on display in the cabinet include tufted duck; velvet scoter; Steller's eider; bufflehead; hooded merganser; common pochard; red-crested pochard; Eurasian wigeon; red-breasted merganser; common merganser; American wood duck; smew; ruddy shelduck; common shelduck; surf scoter; northern pintail; brown teal; common eider; harlequin duck, Eurasian teal and garganey.
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In the dock over an incident at a Centra store in Kiltalown Way, Tallaght, was Mohamed Smew, 26, of Milner's Square, Shanowen, Santry, North Dublin, who was charged with possession of a sledge hammer during a raid.
YESTERDAY'S SOLUTIONS WEE THINKER ACROSS: 7 Bronchi 9 Evens 10 Lodge 11 Measure 12 Ton 13 Rudeness 16 Splatter 17 Mob 19 Rosette 21 Barge 22 Ideas 23 Minaret DOWN: 1 Ability 2 Cold snap 3 Acre 4 Retainer 5 Menu 6 Usher 8 In midstream 13 Road test 14 Sombrero 15 Objects 18 Orbit 20 Smew 21 Bond QUICKIE ACROSS: 1 Scrubbing up 8 Spa 9 Nib 11 Washday 12 Raise 13 Art 14 Tan 15 Trinket 17 Pie 19 Obey 21 Wood 23 Stye 25 Plea 27 Etc 29 Radical 31 Elk 34 Ram 36 Seize 37 Pillage 38 Sew 39 Vet 40 Kindhearted 8DA 3850 followed DOWN: 1 Spar 2 Cast 3 Undergo 4 Beyond 5 Nerve 6 Unit 7 Pisa 8 Swamp 10 Bendy 16 Toy 18 Ewe 20 Bee 22 Oar 24 Trailer 25 Press 26 Ripple 28 Comet 30 Amend 32 Leek 33 Kiwi 34 Rave 35 Aged
RSPB Titchwell offered an Arctic Redpoll from Scandinavia, three Bitterns sat out at the reed edges of frozen lagoons and three Smew flew round in search of open water.
Cathal Manning and Abdulla Smew, both 16, will take part in junior bouts in Stevenage, Herts.
A report from Dr Faraj Smew said Mr Garner had suffered from recent depression, and that his death was due to drowning.
Another Firecrest is wintering at Morfa Madryn reserve, while a Smew on Pen Llyn is a real rarity for Wales.