n. mostly white aquatic bird having long pointed wings and short legs
The Yukon's most common and widespread gull species arrive in early-May and breed throughout the area.
Sentence in Classic:
You are the gull, Jo, strong and wild, fond of the storm and the wind, flying far out to sea, and happy all alone.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott Context
With the landless gull, that at sunset folds her wings and is rocked to sleep between billows; so at nightfall, the Nantucketer, out of sight of land, furls his sails, and lays him to his rest, while under his very pillow rush herds of walruses and whales.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville Context
With the eagle glance of a sailor he had recognized there, where another would have seen only a gull hovering over the waves, the sail of a sloop which was directed toward the coast of France.
THE THREE MUSKETEERS By Alexandre Dumas Context
But I did so because I was happy, because I had not courted death, because to be cast upon a bed of rocks and seaweed seemed terrible, because I was unwilling that I, a creature made for the service of God, should serve for food to the gulls and ravens.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas Context