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Seagull   /sˈigˌəl/   Listen
Seagull

noun
1.
Mostly white aquatic bird having long pointed wings and short legs.  Synonyms: gull, sea gull.






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"Seagull" Quotes from Famous Books



... a charming letter from Henry James about my LONGMAN paper. I did not understand queries about the verses; the pictures to the Seagull I thought charming; those to the second have left me with a pain in my poor belly and a swimming ...
— The Letters of Robert Louis Stevenson - Volume 1 • Robert Louis Stevenson

... to be delighted with everything, and the childishness of the little maid who took charge of our hats before we went in to the opera charmed me. My hat was heavy and hot, and I particularly disliked it, owing to the weight of the seagull which composed one entire side of it, and always pulled it crooked on my head. The little maid took the hat in both her arms, laid her round red cheek against the soft feathers of the gull, kissed its glass bead eyes, ...
— Abroad with the Jimmies • Lilian Bell

... a heavenly quiet in the air in the early summer morning, only the creaking of a spar, the scream of a seagull now and then. How pale the lamps were growing on board the yachts. Paler still, yellow, and dim, and blurred yonder in the town. The eastward facing windows were golden with the rising sun. Yes, this was morning. The yachts were moving away ...
— Phantom Fortune, A Novel • M. E. Braddon

... golden flowers down the side of the cliff. The seagull cried to its mate, the waves dashed up their foam till it mixed with the silvery light, and falling like showers of dew, lay on ...
— Saronia - A Romance of Ancient Ephesus • Richard Short

... know that the soul of me, dear, is flying, Out where the seagull dips in the ocean's foam; You will never know that something of me is dying, Every night as I smile and welcome you home. You will never know that my heart is soaring above you— You will be content with my mask of a smile— KNOWING I ...
— Cross Roads • Margaret E. Sangster

... drank and felt comforted, and he told his adventures to the little fisher-girl. But though she was very pretty, with a skin as white as a gull's breast, for which her neighbours gave her the name of the Seagull, he did not think about her at all, for he was dreaming of the green eyes ...
— The Green Fairy Book • Various

... round our game. Our approach was, however, somewhat marred by an alarm given by a seagull flying over the seals. The largest animal turned round towards the sea. Its mates took the signal and, with ...
— The Pilots of Pomona • Robert Leighton

... help Santa Claus. They didn't know exactly where to find him, but the chipmunk told them the direction, and off they went. They travelled and travelled, and when they came to the ocean they begged a ride from the seagulls, and each one sat on a seagull's back just as though he was on a little airplane. They flew and flew, and at last they came to Santa Claus's house. Through the stable-walls, which were made of clear ice, they could see the reindeer stamping in their ...
— Where the Blue Begins • Christopher Morley

... 'em before. They sound like a new kind of seagull. What a chap you are for asking questions!" he replied. "I have to go to the cashier of the Omnibus Company yonder. Will you wait for me and we can lunch somewhere together? I've a notion ...
— The Works of Rudyard Kipling One Volume Edition • Rudyard Kipling

... ago and one saw in this same low-lying shore only a marshy stretch, with lagoons working their way far into the land - the home of the seagull. ...
— Palaces and Courts of the Exposition • Juliet James

... mounted. He looked up to the sky and said, "It is later than I thought. I have a long ride before me to-night, sweetheart. I have business near Newbury. I had meant to go home and change the bay mare for my faithful Seagull, ...
— Tales from Many Sources - Vol. V • Various



Words linked to "Seagull" :   mew gull, Larus canus, Pagophila eburnea, gull, Larus marinus, Larus argentatus, Larus ridibundus, kittiwake, sea mew, mew, cob, herring gull, laughing gull, larid, black-backed gull, ivory gull, pewit gull, great black-backed gull, pewit, blackcap



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