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  • n. Plural form of gull.
  • v. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of gull.


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  • Sometimes Myra could hear the Tejano a-ha-ha of laughing gulls from the beach.


  • Furthermore, if a recently proposed subdivision of Lesser black-backed gulls is accepted (Sangster et al. 1998), then the proper name for this species is L. graellsii, and two taxa previously ranked as subspecies – the Tundra gull L. heuglini and Baltic gull L. fuscus – should be separated as species.

    Archive 2006-02-01

  • But Patti continued to insist, repeating the same three words, over and over, until they became purely elemental, a complement to the calling gulls, to the rush of wind through the pine forest just a few yards behind him.

    Little Girl Blue

  • She calls the gulls her brothers and keeps a tryst with them.

    Ballads of Lost Haven A Book of the Sea

  • Egg collecting is not as widespread as bird hunting, and has usually involved ground nesting species such as common eiders, Arctic terns (Sterna paradisaea), and gulls, which is technically illegal, as well as little auks (Alle alle).

    Management and conservation of marine mammals and seabirds in the Arctic

  • The gulls were a familiar presence, the alligators definitely not.

    The Dig

  • At times the gulls are a distinct nuisance and something more to the fisherman; they will snatch fish from his very boat, and the constant loss must be very considerable; yet there is a superstitious idea that the gull is the fisherman's friend -- an idea in which we might rejoice more if it led the men to be equally humane towards other living creatures.

    The Cornwall Coast

  • The sea gulls were the first to spread the news about the little boy and the sailing barge.

    The Quaint and Curious Quest of Johnny Longfoot, the Shoe King's Son

  • "This is good enough for me," replied Manson, "and I guess the gulls will be the more cheerful companions!"

    Pocket Island A Story of Country Life in New England

  • The gulls are the fisherman's friends, and the men insist on crediting the beautiful, rapacious birds with an accurate knowledge of human affairs.

    The Chequers Being the Natural History of a Public-House, Set Forth in a Loafer's Diary


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