great black-backed gull

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n great black-backed gull white gull having a black back and wings
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Usage

In literature:

The great black-backed gull said no more, but wheeled on as if nothing had happened.
"The Way of the Wild" by F. St. Mars
The young of the great black-backed gull.
"Golden Days for Boys and Girls" by Various
This Gull shares with the Great Black-backed Gull the honor of being the largest of the Gulls, being 28 inches in length.
"The Bird Book" by Chester A. Reed
The Gulls are a numerous family, the Common Gull, the Herring Gull, the Great Black-Backed Gull and the Ivory Gull being well known species.
"Natural History in Anecdote" by Various
In the latter case it may either be the Great or Lesser Black-backed Gull.
"British Birds in their Haunts" by Rev. C. A. Johns
Herring-gulls, black-headed, and great and lesser black-backed are all plentiful.
"The Isles of Scilly" by Jessie Mothersole
Gull, great black-backed, 345.
"Elementary Zoology, Second Edition" by Vernon L. Kellogg
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In news:

"Great black-backed gulls nest on Little Gull ," she says, "as well as herring gulls , double-crested cormorants, and possibly a pair of oyster catchers.
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