Words starting with E

Words that start with E

List of things that start with the letter E.

Eight echidnas eat eggs in an elevator.

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Scientific name: family: accipitridae

Eagles are large birds of prey with strong, hooked beaks. They usually hunt small animals and other birds. There are a huge variety of eagles, and they are found all over the world.

You have one ear on either side of your head. You use your ears to hear with. You have two ears shaped the way they are so that you can tell which direction sound is coming from.

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Earmuffs can be for one of two purposes: first, to keep your ears warm and second, to protect your ears from loud noises.
Warming earmuffs are usually soft and fluffy and are worn in very cold areas. Protective earmuffs are made mostly from plastic, and are worn by people who operate heavy, noisy machinery or work in very loud areas.

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You earn something when it is given to you in exchange for your work. Most people earn money by working in their regular jobs. You can also earn someone's respect, or earn a medal because of your actions.

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Earned is the past tense of earn.

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Earrings are pieces of jewelry you wear either clipped to your ears or hooked through a hole in your ears. Traditionally, more women than men wear earrings.

Earth is the only planet in our solar system known to have life. It is the third planet from the sun. Earth is mostly covered in water. The Earth has one moon.
The Earth is 149,597,890km from the Sun.
Its radius is 6,378.14 km.

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Earthenware is another name for pottery made from clay. It usually refers to rustic or lower grade pottery, often unfired and unglazed.

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An earthquake is a sudden release of energy under the Earth's surface, like a sudden cracking along a fault line. Earthquakes can sometimes be caused by volcanoes. Earthquakes can cause severe shaking of the ground, which makes building buildings fall down and roads and bridges to crack and break.

Earwigs are a very common insect found all over the world. They eat ripe fruit, trash, other insects and the young shoots of plants.
They get their name because a long time ago people beleived that earwigs crawled into people's brains through their ears to lay their eggs. Earwigs do like hiding in warm, dark, damp places so it is possible they will hide in people's ears if they have the chance.