- A long-winged web-footed seabird with a raucous call, typically having white plumage with a grey or black mantle.
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- Family Laridae: several genera, in particular Larus, and numerous species
- I could go on and on about the many herons, egrets, gulls, terns, and various and sundry other species we spotted yesterday.
- Carrion crows, large gulls, hawks and herons all receive severe punishment.
- Seabirds such as gulls and terns, even pelicans, can point the way to ‘sure thing’ action when the excited flocks are low and tight, dipping and circling.
late Middle English: of Celtic origin; related to Welsh gwylan and Breton gwelan.
- Fool or deceive (someone): he had been gulled into believing that the documents were authenticMore example sentences
- That's because the man that gulled him has a very, very long line of creditors.
- To understand ground rents and land prices is to understand cities; not to understand is to remain mired forever in confusion and fallacy, to be gulled and misled and bamboozled, which is, indeed and alas, the common lot of mankind.
- They are gulled by the oldest trick of all, the one that gets the victim to look somewhere else.
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- A person who is fooled or deceived.More example sentences
- The title of this piece might seem to be no more than a comment on the ease with which the flats, mugs, suckers, punters, marks, gulls, or coneys could be relieved of their money.
- Dauphine echoes the initial warning of the second prologue in describing the ways in which the gulls are duped.
late 16th century: of unknown origin.