• 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:

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


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


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

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.

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