from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A gull, especially one found near coastal areas.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Any of several white, often dark backed birds of the family Laridae having long pointed wings and short legs.
  • n. The symbol  ̼ , which combines under a letter as a sort of accent.
  • n. A fan or member of Brighton and Hove Albion Football Club.
  • v. To run in the back line rather than concentrate on primary positional duties in open play.
  • v. To use a British Seagull outboard.
  • v. To work as a non-union casual stevedore.

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  • n. mostly white aquatic bird having long pointed wings and short legs


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  • All sailors object to passengers shooting at Mother Carey's chickens, as they call the seagull, but the average passenger has no such superstition.

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  • Sunday, July 26, 2009 the hills visit oregon - day two, part one my sister, her husband and their two boys, bryce (5) and charlie (3), visited oregon for the first time this week. we drove out to rockaway beach for the first two nights and stayed in a cute little beach house called the seagull's nest. early sunday morning, we took leila out for a chilly and foggy romp on the beach.

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  • To begin with, he said heavily, youve got to understand that a seagull is an unlimited idea of freedom, an image of the Great Gull, and your whole body, from wingtip to wingtip, is nothing more than your thought itself.

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  • Here are three ways to avoid being called a seagull or -- worse yet -- kleptoparasite:

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  • Two beautiful photos including the "seagull" speckled like the rocks!

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  • Gould used to cadge drinks off strangers with bits of his writing and his famous "seagull" imitation, and talk endlessly of his open, "An Oral History of Our Time," which he never finished, and probably never began.

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  • Seamaa" is known to the OED as seamaw, not that it matters it's an archaic word for 'seagull', and "greet" is Scots for 'cry'; I assume "bit gin a wye o spikkin's richt hannlet, fa's tae say bit fit" is 'but if a way of speaking is handled right, who's to say but what.' SCOTS.

  • She dreamt about the plane and the seagull many times after she was home in Superior.

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  • A seagull, for example, will often fly up and drop a clam or crab on some rocks where the impact will break open the shell.

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  • The shadow of a seagull on water-stained wallpaper.



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  • the nastiest and most memorable seagull I ever came across was Fatty. we were at a bay, waiting for the ferry, tossing bits of fish&chips to the birds. Fatty comes by, manages to ward off the other gulls and eat their bits. when he got full, he kept shooing them off anyway, letting the food go uneaten out of sheer territorial spite. hmph!

    September 27, 2009

  • Baygull. It's quite a famous bird. Charles Darwin named his ship after one.

    May 17, 2009

  • If a seagull flies over the sea, what flies over the bay?

    May 17, 2009