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  • n. Variant of seagull

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A gull; any bird of the subfamily Larinæ, most of which fly over the sea as well as inland waters. Some of the larger terns (Sterninæ) receive the same name. See cut, under gull.


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  • But one day, climbing after sea-gull eggs, he had a fall from the cliff.


  • A sea-gull with slow, deliberate flight and long, majestic curves circled round us, and as a reminder of home a little English sparrow perched impudently on the fo'castle head, and, cocking his head on one side, chirped merrily.

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  • I was left to keep house, feeling like a caged sea-gull as I washed dishes and cooked in the basement kitchen where my prospect was limited to a succession of muddy boots.

    Louisa May Alcott

  • The brittle air was filled with dog sound from sea-gull like keening to sharp barking to complaining that sounded like old wheezing women, but the dogs -- well, the dogs were excited.

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  • They cut away, and the Rose, released from the strain, shook her feathers on the wave-crest like a freed sea-gull, while all men held their breaths.

    Westward Ho!

  • It seemed first to be a sea-gull flying low, but ultimately proved to be a human figure, running with great rapidity.

    A Pair of Blue Eyes

  • We passed and gazed; but the only sound was the whistling of the tempest, and the only living sight a sea-gull, weary of his wings, and drowning.


  • In the mountains they collect at this season vast numbers of the eggs of a species of sea-gull, which is very common here.

    Travels in Nubia

  • We hoisted a sail on our small boat and ran quickly over the nine miles and saw on the shore a tame sea-gull, while a couple of boys, the sons of a coastguard, ran into the water in their clothes to pull us to land, as we had read of savage people doing.

    Collected Works of W. B. Yeats Volume III Autobiographies

  • A white-winged sea-gull rose suddenly from the crimson waters, and circled rapidly in the air above them.

    The Mystery of a Hansom Cab


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