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  • The real treasure, though, is the aforementioned "Windstorm," a percolating summer concoction with a hooklike gull's cry.

    Album review: ‘Disconnect From Desire' by School of Seven Bells

  • Furlonghetti is paying the bills ... talk to him, that fat jackass with his wobble ... his unsteady lurching, a belly full of stored shekels and krugerrands ... like a gull's crop!

    Excerpt from The Vicious Circulation of Dr Catastrope

  • "Gi'es a hunnerd rupees, now!" one of the Micks was shouting, as he flourished a gold chain set with rubies - they were as big as gull's eggs.

    Fiancée

  • My skin is brown as bread crust from long hours working in the sun, and my long hair is bleached white as a gull's wing-which by chance is also my name, Gullwing.

    Father Swarat

  • From Hymn 608 ( "Oh, hear us when we cry to Thee/For those in peril on the sea!") to the hymn Finlandia ( "My country's skies are bluer than the ocean") to a recitation of a John Masefield poem ( "I must down to the seas again, to the vagrant gypsy life/To the gull's way and the whale's way where the wind's like a whetted knife.")

    'Good Sailing, Walter': At St. Bart's, TV Newsers Bid Farewell to Cronkite

  • An anchor's slipup -- which rarely happen -- a sea gull's close up and a bird soaring with the NFL's eagles.

    CNN Transcript Oct 23, 2009

  • They struggled for awhile with the great black back hanging onto the herring gull's wing until it lost interest and let go.

    Archive 2008-07-01

  • To the gull's way and the whale's way where the wind's like a whetted knife;

    March 2006

  • No longer delay, let us hasten away in the track of the sea gull's call

    A Beautiful Poem

  • That must be her bottle of ink, there, and that was her pen, made from a gull's feather.

    The Life of the World to Come

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