gull

Definitions

  • THE MASTER OF THE GULL LIGHTSHIP WRITING THE LOG
    THE MASTER OF THE GULL LIGHTSHIP WRITING THE LOG
  • WordNet 3.6
    • v gull fool or hoax "The immigrant was duped because he trusted everyone","You can't fool me!"
    • v gull make a fool or dupe of
    • n gull mostly white aquatic bird having long pointed wings and short legs
    • n gull a person who is gullible and easy to take advantage of
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Additional illustrations & photos:

THE LAMPMAN OF THE GULL LIGHTSHIP THE LAMPMAN OF THE GULL LIGHTSHIP
Oscar chases after the gulls Oscar chases after the gulls
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Gull A cheating or cheat; trick; fraud.
    • Gull One easily cheated; a dupe.
    • n Gull (Zoöl) One of many species of long-winged sea birds of the genus Larus and allied genera.☞ Among the best known American species are the herring gull (Larus argentatus), the great black-backed gull (L. murinus) the laughing gull (L. atricilla), and Bonaparte's gull (L. Philadelphia). The common European gull is Larus canus.
    • v. t Gull gŭl To deceive; to cheat; to mislead; to trick; to defraud. "The rulgar, gulled into rebellion, armed.""I'm not gulling him for the emperor's service."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n gull An unfledged bird; a nestling.
    • n gull A gosling.
    • n gull A large trout.
    • n gull Compare gullfish.
    • n gull The bloom of the willow in the spring.
    • n gull A simpleton; a fool; a dupe; one easily cheated.
    • n gull A cheating or cheat; a trick; fraud.
    • gull To deceive; cheat; mislead by deception; trick; defraud.
    • gull Synonyms To dupe, cozen, beguile, impose upon.
    • n gull A long-winged, web-footed bird of the subfamily Larinæ, family Laridæ, and order Longipennes. There are more than 50 species, inhabiting all parts of the world, belonging chiefly to the leading genus Larus; other genera are Chroïcocephalus, Xema, and Rhodostethia. Many of the species are marine or maritime, but gulls are also found over most of the large bodies of fresh water of the globe. They are strong and buoyant fliers, spending much of the time on the wing, and are voracious feeders upon fish or any animal substances which they can find in the water. They do not dive. The nest is usually placed on the ground or on rocks, and the eggs are two or three in number and heavily colored. The voice is raucous or shrill, and the birds are very noisy, especially during the breeding season. The characteristic coloration is white with a pearly, bluish, or fuscous mantle, the primaries usually marked with black; the white in some cases has a beautiful rosy hue. In one group of species the head is enveloped in a dark-colored hood; in another the whole plumage is dark, except the white head; in the ivory gull the entire plumage is white. In the kittiwakes, which constitute the genus Rissa, the hind toe is rudimentary. Among representative species are the ice-gull or burgomaster, Larus glaucus, and the great black-backed gull, L. murinus, these two being the largest species; the herring-gull, L. argentatus; the mew-gull, L. canus; the hooded gulls, Chroicocephalus atricilla; the fork-tailed gull, Xema sabinei; and the wedge-tailed gull, Rhodostethia rosea. In the larger gulls the bill is strong and hooked; in the smaller kinds it is slenderer and straighter, and these grade directly into the terns or sea-swallows. See cuts under burgomaster and Chroicocephalus.
    • n gull Some sea-bird resembling a gull, as a skua or jäger, a tern or sea-swallow, a booby or gannet, etc.
    • n gull The young of the herring-gull, Larus argentatus, and of sundry related species, when the plumage is mostly gray.
    • n gull The white-winged gull, Larus leucopterus. Both have been called Larus islandicus.
    • n gull A channel for water; also, a stream.
    • gull To sweep away by the force of running water: same as gully.
    • gull To swallow.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Gull gul a web-footed sea-fowl belonging to the family Laridæ.
    • v.t Gull gul to beguile: to deceive
    • n Gull a trick: one easily cheated:
    • n Gull (Shak.) a nestling
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Quotations

  • Chinese Proverb
    Chinese Proverb
    “Riches: A dream in the night. Fame: A gull floating on water.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Prob. fr. gull, the bird; but cf. OSw. gylla, to deceive, D. kullen, and E. cullibility,

Usage

In literature:

I see some sea-gull, though.
"The Trail of the Hawk" by Sinclair Lewis
Out at sea the white wings of a schooner approaching Palma, slowly, like a wearied gull, broke the horizon line.
"The Dead Command" by Vicente Blasco Ibáñez
Only one single sea-gull did I see in thirty hours.
"The Voyage Alone in the Yawl "Rob Roy"" by John MacGregor
Was it the cry of a sea-gull flying into shelter from the storm which was approaching?
"Where Deep Seas Moan" by E. Gallienne-Robin
But the dearest friend of all was a sea-gull.
"Aunt Jo's Scrap-Bag VI" by Louisa M. Alcott
She poised on the waves like a gull, quivering with potential energy, ready for instant flight.
"El Diablo" by Brayton Norton
The gulls had all clustered to windward, and not one could be seen to leeward.
"A Yacht Voyage to Norway, Denmark, and Sweden" by W. A. Ross
I came not here to talk of cormorants and gulls; I want to ask you a question, and I expect an honest answer.
"The Buccaneer" by Mrs. S. C. Hall
Collie, just returned from a mad charge after the gulls, leaped in beside him.
"The End of the Rainbow" by Marian Keith
Gulls were wheeling and screaming about the rocks.
"The Cave Twins" by Lucy Fitch Perkins
GULL, herring, breeding in confinement, ii.
"The Variation of Animals and Plants Under Domestication, Volume II (of 2)" by Charles Darwin
White-winged gulls soared gracefully overhead.
"The Gaunt Gray Wolf" by Dillon Wallace
No wonder the Mermaids and the Mer-babies and the Sea-gulls were astonished.
"Boys and Girls Bookshelf (Vol 2 of 17)" by Various
Puffins, ducks, and white gulls appeared in great numbers.
"The Voyages and Adventures of Captain Hatteras" by Jules Verne
The plausibilities gorged by Gladstonian gulls do not go down in Ireland.
"Ireland as It Is" by Robert John Buckley (AKA R.J.B.)
A few solitary Arctic and ordinary gulls were our only company now.
"Farthest North" by Fridtjof Nansen
Anna watched the gulls overhead in the deep blue.
"The Benefactress" by Elizabeth Beauchamp
Most of the families of Gulls are somewhat migratory, visiting northern regions in summer to rear their young.
"Birds Illustrated by Color Photography [June, 1897]" by Various
A gull flapped lazily along the white edge of the cliffs.
"Rewards and Fairies" by Rudyard Kipling
Above, the bright clear sky of an African day; the gulls and the Mother Carey's chickens wheeling and circling round the masts.
"The Ruined Cities of Zululand" by Hugh Mulleneux Walmsley
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In poetry:

What is it calls in the twilight -
Calls as its chance were vain?
The cry of a gull sent seaward
Or the voice of an ancient pain?
"One With The Ruined Sunset" by William Ernest Henley
But from airy height a sea-gull
Darts like lightning on the spratling,
And, his hasty prey half-swallowed,
Soars again into the azure.
"The North Sea -- First Cycle" by Heinrich Heine
The ships are lying in the bay,
The gulls are swinging round their spars;
My soul as eagerly as they
Desires the margin of the stars.
"The Wanderer" by Zoe Akins
One wild gull in the offing lost,
Wilder heart in my bosom tost.
One wild gull--O why but one!
Two, dear God, should there be--or none!
"Widowed" by Cale Young Rice
They had forgotten the shield-hung hull
Seen nearer and more plain,
Dipping into the troughs like a gull,
And gull-like rising again—
"The Pirates in England" by Rudyard Kipling
Out of the Harbour! out of the Bay!
Out by the valiant Light,
Out by rocks where the young gulls lay--
And glad winds teach them flight!
"To Sea!" by Cale Young Rice

In news:

Gull Lake Country Club's Chef Clayton Holt took top honors, as well as the People's Choice Award, at Kalamazoo in Bloom 's Great Pumpkin Soiree at the Kalamazoo Institute of Art.
Call for urban gull study fund.
Ken Rafferty near Big Gull Island a week ago.
His parents are George and Cindy Harvey of Gull Lake, Sask.
Mount Ski Gull plans to open early.
Flock of Gulls event benefits cancer patient.
Is gull fountain by someone famous.
Ring-billed gulls chase for food (photo by Shawn Collins).
Ring-billed gulls in a food chase (photo by Shawn Collins).
The Guiding Star Project will host a lunch featuring nationally known author/speaker Dr Angela Franks from 1-3 pm Sept 30 at Cragun's Resort on Gull Lake in Brainerd.
China Rae Dukes, of Augusta, is entering her junior year at Gull Lake High School.
The Brainerd High School class of 2002 will have its 10-year class reunion from 6-9 pm Saturday at Zorbaz Restaurant on Gull Lake.
59 pm, 600 Gull Rd, Drugs-heroine Possess.
Gull droppings cause messy situation in downtown Saginaw.
Herring gulls fly over downtown Saginaw Tuesday morning.
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In science:

This length was introduced in [Bass, Gull] and further studied in [Krau, Bro1, Bro2].
The space of finitely generated rings
In other words, ℓ coincides with the “Krull ordinal” of the Noetherian ordered set of submodules of M , introduced in [Gull], as well as (with a slight variant) in [Bass].
The space of finitely generated rings
Gull, ”Gravity, Gauge Theories and Geometric Algebra ”, Phil.
A Geometric Algebra Perspective On Quantum Computational Gates And Universality In Quantum Computing
Gull, S., Lasenby, A., Doran, C.: Imaginary Numbers Are Not Real - The Geometric Algebra of Spacetime, and subsequent articles, Found.
Matrix theory of gravitation
Therefore choosing an appropriate sea gull term, one can show the amplitudes with such a polarization vanish which means they are gauge invariant.
Particle-Particle-String Vertex
An early gas infall became a common feature of models in which the IC gas is in hydrostatic equilibrium in the cluster gravitational field (Lea272 , Gull & Northover197 , Cavaliere & FuscoFemiano98 ,99 ).
From Messier to Abell: 200 years of science with galaxy clusters
Lasenby, A., Doran, C., and Gull, S., Gravity, Gauge Theories and Geometric Algebras, Phil.
Geometric Algebras
Early measurements are discussed by Birkinshaw, Gull & Moffet (1981) and Birkinshaw, Gull & Hardebeck (1984).
A study of the Sunyaev-Zel'dovich increment using archival SCUBA data
Continuum-driven winds were extensively reviewed by Stan Owocki and their implications for Eta Car [Smith; Hillier; Gull] and other LBVs led to some heated discussions during the meeting.
Mass loss summary - a personal perspective
Gull et al. [319, 8], whose formulation we now follow. A non-zero constant is added to the two-body part, n↑n↓ − K/β .
Recent developments in Quantum Monte-Carlo simulations with applications for cold gases
Gull et al. have formulated a diagrammatic Monte Carlo method on the Keldysh contour for impurity models [351].
Recent developments in Quantum Monte-Carlo simulations with applications for cold gases
Of the 131 SCMA I participants (about 60% astronomers and 40% statisticians), only two were astronomers whose research prominently featured Bayesian methods (Gull and me).
Bayesian astrostatistics: a backward look to the future
Gull, S.F., Daniell, G.J.: Image reconstruction from incomplete and noisy data.
Bayesian astrostatistics: a backward look to the future
The sea-gull graphs are ultraviolet (UV) divergent, but these divergences are taken care of by renormalization and do not affect the long-distance behavior.
What is the Force between Electrons?
The gravitational lens effect of galaxy clusters moving transverse to the line-ofsight was investigated by Birkinshaw & Gull (1983) who found that a cluster with ∼ 1015 M⊙ and a transverse velocity of ∼ 6000 km s−1 should change the CMB temperature by ∼ 10−4 K.
Weak Gravitational Lensing
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