Gull teaser
Gull Gull, n. [Of Celtic origin; cf. Corn. gullan, W. gwylan.] (Zo["o]l.) One of many species of long-winged sea birds of the genus {Larus} and allied genera. [1913 Webster]

Note: 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}. [1913 Webster]

{Gull teaser} (Zo["o]l.), the jager; -- also applied to certain species of terns. [1913 Webster]


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  • Gull — Gull, n. [Of Celtic origin; cf. Corn. gullan, W. gwylan.] (Zo[ o]l.) One of many species of long winged sea birds of the genus {Larus} and allied genera. [1913 Webster] Note: Among the best known American species are the herring gull ({Larus… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Teaser — Teas er, n. 1. One who teases or vexes. [1913 Webster] 2. (Zo[ o]l.) A jager gull. [Prov. Eng.] [1913 Webster] 3. (Elec.) A shunt winding on field magnets for maintaining their magnetism when the main circuit is open. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • L atricilla — Gull Gull, n. [Of Celtic origin; cf. Corn. gullan, W. gwylan.] (Zo[ o]l.) One of many species of long winged sea birds of the genus {Larus} and allied genera. [1913 Webster] Note: Among the best known American species are the herring gull ({Larus …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • L murinus — Gull Gull, n. [Of Celtic origin; cf. Corn. gullan, W. gwylan.] (Zo[ o]l.) One of many species of long winged sea birds of the genus {Larus} and allied genera. [1913 Webster] Note: Among the best known American species are the herring gull ({Larus …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • L Philadelphia — Gull Gull, n. [Of Celtic origin; cf. Corn. gullan, W. gwylan.] (Zo[ o]l.) One of many species of long winged sea birds of the genus {Larus} and allied genera. [1913 Webster] Note: Among the best known American species are the herring gull ({Larus …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Larus argentatus — Gull Gull, n. [Of Celtic origin; cf. Corn. gullan, W. gwylan.] (Zo[ o]l.) One of many species of long winged sea birds of the genus {Larus} and allied genera. [1913 Webster] Note: Among the best known American species are the herring gull ({Larus …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Larus canus — Gull Gull, n. [Of Celtic origin; cf. Corn. gullan, W. gwylan.] (Zo[ o]l.) One of many species of long winged sea birds of the genus {Larus} and allied genera. [1913 Webster] Note: Among the best known American species are the herring gull ({Larus …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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