gull vs albatross

gull albatross


  • 1) slang A cheating trick; a fraud.
  • 2) A seabird of the genus Larus or of the family Laridae.
  • 3) One easily cheated; a dupe.
  • 4) A person who is easily tricked or cheated; a dupe.
  • 5) Any of various chiefly coastal seabirds of the family Laridae, having long wings, webbed feet, a thick, slightly hooked beak, and usually gray and white plumage.
  • 6) (Zoöl.) One of many species of long-winged sea birds of the genus Larus and allied genera.
  • 7) A cheating or cheat; trick; fraud.
  • 8) (Zoöl.) the jager; -- also applied to certain species of terns.
  • 9) A long-winged, web-footed bird of the subfamily Larinæ, family Laridæ, and order Longipennes.
  • 10) Some sea-bird resembling a gull, as a skua or jäger, a tern or sea-swallow, a booby or gannet, etc.
  • 11) The young of the herring-gull, Larus argentatus, and of sundry related species, when the plumage is mostly gray.
  • 12) The bloom of the willow in the spring.
  • 13) A large trout.
  • 14) A gosling.
  • 15) Compare gullfish.
  • 16) The white-winged gull, Larus leucopterus. Both have been called Larus islandicus.
  • 17) A channel for water; also, a stream.
  • 18) An unfledged bird; a nestling.
  • 19) A cheating or cheat; a trick; fraud.
  • 20) A simpleton; a fool; a dupe; one easily cheated.
  • 21) US, slang To mislead
  • 22) To deceive or cheat
  • 23) US, slang To trick and defraud
  • 24) make a fool or dupe of
  • 25) To swallow.
  • 26) To deceive; cheat; mislead by deception; trick; defraud.
  • 27) Synonyms To dupe, cozen, beguile, impose upon.
  • 28) To sweep away by the force of running water: same as gully.
  • 29) Toswallow.
  • 30) To deceive; to cheat; to mislead; to trick; to defraud.


  • 1) Any of various large seabirds of the family Diomedeidae ranging widely in the Southern Ocean and the North Pacific and having a hooked beak and long narrow wings.
  • 2) golf A double eagle, or three under par on any one hole.
  • 3) idiomatic A long-term impediment, burden, or curse.
  • 4) An obstacle to success. synonym: burden.
  • 5) Any of several large web-footed birds constituting the family Diomedeidae, chiefly of the oceans of the Southern Hemisphere, and having a hooked beak and long narrow wings.
  • 6) (Zoöl.) A web-footed bird, of the genus Diomedea, of which there are several species. They are the largest of sea birds, capable of long-continued flight, and are often seen at great distances from the land. They are found chiefly in the southern hemisphere.
  • 7) large web-footed birds of the southern hemisphere having long narrow wings; noted for powerful gliding flight
  • 8) A thin untwilled woolen material used for women's dresses.
  • 9) A web-footed sea-bird of the petrel family, Procellariidæ, and subfamily Diomedeinæ.


  • 1) Field glasses show you what you have already guessed - that it is a common gull sitting patiently on its heather nest.
  • 2) Nature notes A large, distinctive gull with plumage that looks just like creamy porridge has been seen this winter in many places.
  • 3) The commonest gull in seaside towns in summer is the herring gull.
  • 4) Common gulls are not very well named.
  • 5) She came back with her hat full of gull eggs.
  • 6) Just watch out for predatory sea gulls.
  • 7) The only other predators we have are the large gulls, and that is more natural.
  • 8) There are also a few breeding pairs of common gull and Mediterranean gull.
  • 9) In fact, common gulls are quite uncommon gulls.
  • 10) A smaller gull called the common gull is not in danger of any such accusations.
  • 11) There are also dunes and the beach doubles as a local nature reserve with wildflowers and many sea birds, including gulls and waders.
  • 12) I don't know what was wrong with the sea gull.
  • 13) With molecular gastronomy, gull's eggs are the least of your problems.
  • 14) Three tiny spuds, not much bigger than a gull's egg.
  • 15) At present the adults are protected, although you can destroy herring gulls' eggs.
  • 16) A club-record four straight wins to kick off the campaign means the gulls are really flying.
  • 17) Sometimes there are large numbers of gulls, because they can be seen from far off, and more and more come flying in to join the feast.
  • 18) BESIDES BEING the name of an aquatic bird, the word gull is also a verb that means “to deceive or cheat” according to the American Heritage College Dictionary.
  • 19) Anonymous: Sorry KrautBeckerFan - the Latin for Aussie gull translates as
  • 20) Glaucous gulls L. hyperboreus and Kelp gulls L. dominicanus were also nested within L. argentatus, and the discovery about the Kelp gull is interesting: this species is unique to the Southern Hemisphere, and Liebers et al. (2004) concluded that it must have evolved via long-distance colonisation ‘from the same ancestral population as the Lesser black-backed gull, suggesting that its ancestors were highly migratory, as nominate Lesser black-backed gulls still are today’ (p. 895).
  • 21) No no no no NO: the Herring gull is NOT a ring species!
  • 22) It is this habit in the gulls of parting with their property [disgorging the contents of their stomachs to the skuas], which has given rise to the terms gull, guller, and gulling, among men. "
  • 23) In the mountains they collect at this season vast numbers of the eggs of a species of sea-gull, which is very common here.
  • 24) Two or more penguins will combine to push a third in front of them against a skua gull, which is one of their enemies, for he eats their eggs or their young if he gets the chance.
  • 25) The gull was a small white variety about the size of a pigeon, with a black ruff around its neck.
  • 26) He shouted this frantically, but a wild and mournful cry from a gull was the only response, and his voice seemed to be utterly lost in the vast space around.
  • 27) ‘I could go on and on about the many herons, egrets, gulls, terns, and various and sundry other species we spotted yesterday.’
  • 28) ‘Carrion crows, large gulls, hawks and herons all receive severe punishment.’
  • 29) ‘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.’
  • 30) ‘Besides a few gulls and black ducks, we had the place to ourselves.’
  • 31) ‘Among some ground-nesting waterbirds, such as gulls and plovers, research has shown that speckling aids egg camouflage.’
  • 32) ‘The waters surrounding Pigeon Island offer great fishing for sea birds including gulls, terns and the brown booby.’
  • 33) ‘It houses Manx shearwaters, herring and black-backed gulls, razorbills, stormy petrels and guillemots besides puffins.’
  • 34) ‘It is particularly known for its diversity of gulls and sea ducks.’
  • 35) ‘The Northern Fulmar varies in color from mostly white, to gray and white like many gulls, to an overall gray-brown, with every possible shade in between.’
  • 36) ‘Many shorebirds and seabirds are found here, including rhinoceros auklet, Brandt's cormorants, and all manner of gulls, puffins, petrels, murres, and more.’
  • 37) ‘A variety of birds make their homes around the harbour including yellow eyed and blue penguins, black back gulls, and five types of cormorants.’
  • 38) ‘For some seabirds, predation by gulls on host eggs or chicks may impose a more significant limitation on reproductive success and that has resulted in culling programs at several seabird colonies.’
  • 39) ‘This change might affect the migration and reproductive ecology of the ivory gull and other seabirds in the High Arctic.’
  • 40) ‘Each occasion a large gull or carrion crow passed overhead, the buntings took all wing, providing a most impressive spectacle.’
  • 41) ‘A pelagic gull, this kittiwake spends most of the year at sea.’
  • 42) ‘The Thayer's gull is a large gull, with typical gull-like plumage.’
  • 43) ‘The body coloration is typical of gull plumage from above, but both breeding and non-breeding adults have dark underwings with pale wingtips, which are distinctive in flight.’
  • 44) ‘This gull has narrow wings, a slender, black, pin-like bill, and pink legs.’
  • 45) ‘This gull has a slate-gray back, a white belly and tail, and black wingtips.’
  • 46) ‘In some ways, there are breeds of gull and sea bird who are light years ahead of us on the long-term commitment front and don't seem to have the same issues that we do.’
  • 47) ‘That's because the man that gulled him has a very, very long line of creditors.’
  • 48) ‘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.’
  • 49) ‘They are gulled by the oldest trick of all, the one that gets the victim to look somewhere else.’
  • 50) ‘It is so easy to be seduced by the ephemeral polls and gulled by endorsements and fund-raising statistics.’
  • 51) ‘Obviously, it appeared to him, they were all fools here and would be easily gulled.’
  • 52) ‘The release of 50-year-old secret papers detailing the way they were gulled into taking part in nuclear and biological warfare tests has, if anything, aggravated resentment over the non-issue of a national service medal.’
  • 53) ‘Unlike many writers in this field, Kunstler is never gulled into praising projects and programs that have good intentions but dubious results.’
  • 54) ‘Practitioners of this technique have before my eyes gulled bosses into taking the opportunity of an annual performance review to offer them a raise and their daughter's virtue.’
  • 55) ‘There will be so few jobs available that many foolish young men and women will be gulled into becoming their own families' jailers and murderers.’
  • 56) ‘People do not like to admit that they have been gulled or conned, so a vested interest in the myth was permitted to arise, and a lazy media never bothered to ask any follow-up questions.’
  • 57) ‘They have gulled municipalities around the world into letting them stage their pranks, and the result is celebrity and riches.’
  • 58) ‘In this case, the public, if not the sponsors, have been gulled.’
  • 59) ‘He wants us to believe that we have been gulled into seeing the rebirth of Scottish painting as something more than it really was.’
  • 60) ‘The defense is for us all, but scientists in particular, to be aware of what's going on and not be gulled by the claims to greater efficiency made by private enterprise, which on close examination usually come down to presentation.’
  • 61) ‘They confide in each other, they mutually admire, bitch, dish the dirt and reminisce in such a delightful way that the audience is gulled into believing this is a comedy of manners, albeit manners of New Yorkers.’
  • 62) ‘Maori have been gulled into being part of the process by which busybodies and newly-minted planners impose their ideas of how property should be used, on the people who actually wear the costs.’
  • 63) ‘Americans too easily let themselves be gulled by the preachments of their leaders in wartime.’
  • 64) ‘The people have been lulled and gulled into complacency.’


  • 1) It hit the green and disappeared into the hole for an albatross.
  • 2) Or is it just a giant albatross around my neck?
  • 3) Just the one albatross around your neck?
  • 4) Penguins skip from wave to wave while wandering albatross carve graceful paths across the foaming peaks.
  • 5) Is the wingspan of the wandering albatross really as impossibly wide as that bottom plank?
  • 6) It will stay with me for the rest of my life and be an albatross around my neck.
  • 7) It's not an albatross around my neck.
  • 8) The first time a wandering albatross glides into view and regards the ship with its soft brown eyes is the stuff of dreams.
  • 9) WHO needs an albatross around the neck?
  • 10) Any woman who gets obsessed with such things is an albatross around the neck of true women's liberation.
  • 11) They marvelled at wandering albatross.
  • 12) Instead of carrying the nation's hopes, he has an albatross around his neck.
  • 13) Wandering albatross: my bird.
  • 14) For those who study the science of aerodynamics the albatross has long been a, well, albatross around the neck.
  • 15) Mason says, if elected, he would do a better job in fighting corruption, which he describes as the albatross that has been hanging around the neck of Liberia.
  • 16) BASH (voice-over): Those prejudices led to what he calls his albatross, briefly joining the Ku Klux Klan.
  • 17) Together we will forever destroy America and this Healthcare albatross is just the start.
  • 18) Whether this trope works organically to advance the plot or becomes an authorial albatross is beside the point; as in Kafka, whose sentences Krauss's bear an intentional stylistic resemblance to, or such neo-realistic films as Fellini's Nights of Cabiria, "Great House" builds more toward developing a theme than a plot.
  • 19) Right now we are waiting to find out what our little albatross is going to cost us ....
  • 20) ‘A birdwatcher 65 million years ago could have seen relatives of today's loons, geese and ducks, albatrosses and petrels, and gulls and shorebirds, and possibly other familiar birds as well.’
  • 21) ‘It's penguins, albatrosses, caracaras, steamer ducks and a couple of endemic small jobs you've come for.’
  • 22) ‘The black frigatebirds, with their sharply angled wings, ride rising thermals, whereas the white albatrosses, with their long narrow wings, catch a lift on a cold gale.’
  • 23) ‘Conservationists say unregulated fisheries in the southern oceans are endangering the albatross.’
  • 24) ‘Pteranodon was almost certainly a soaring animal; it used rising warm air to maintain altitude; a common strategy among large winged animals (among birds, albatrosses and vultures are adept at soaring).’
  • 25) ‘It is unusual in that it is a dark albatross; most other albatrosses are predominantly white.’
  • 26) ‘But seabirds such as albatrosses and petrels, which have large, tubular nostrils, are known to use scent clues to locate nesting sites and prey out at sea.’
  • 27) ‘Many of the oceanic birds, the petrels, the albatrosses, the penguins etc., nest on but one or a few islands and are completely dependent for survival on the integrity of these places.’
  • 28) ‘For me, it will always be a trip of a lifetime, as we were soon surrounded by a bewildering assortment of albatrosses, shearwaters and petrels, each a new species for us.’
  • 29) ‘Seabirds, particularly albatrosses and petrels, regularly grab the baited hooks.’
  • 30) ‘Taking measures to prevent the accidental capture of birds benefits both the albatross and the fishermen, since they can catch more fish if the hooks are not catching birds by mistake.’
  • 31) ‘In general, larger birds like the albatross tend to live longer than smaller species.’
  • 32) ‘It is home to many birds such as albatross, penguins, cormorants, gulls and gannets, and the New Zealand fur seal, which can easily be seen from the road lazing around in rocky areas.’
  • 33) ‘Petrels, albatrosses, cormorants, frigatebirds, gulls etc. are mysterious and inspiring birds: often the subject of poetic stories and lots of myths around the world.’
  • 34) ‘There are hundreds of different types of birds including five types of penguins, albatrosses, and cara caras (a rare bird of prey).’
  • 35) ‘Among oceangoing avian species, albatrosses and frigatebirds are the quintessential seabirds.’
  • 36) ‘Many of these vessels head for the southern oceans - to the major albatross feeding grounds.’
  • 37) ‘Flamingos are conceded by all to be closely linked to pelicans, albatrosses, loons, probably penguins, and the like - the charadriomorph lineage.’
  • 38) ‘And of course, today we have such adept flyers as the swallows, hummingbirds, falcons, and the soaring albatrosses which demonstrate the great diversity of flight adaptations in birds.’
  • 39) ‘Fishing experts estimate that about 60,000 sea birds including about 2,000 giant petrels and around 10,000 albatrosses are killed this way every year.’
  • 40) ‘Queen Noor of Jordan is backing an albatross aptly named The Ancient Mariner.’
  • 41) ‘Instead, they see it as a problem, as a liability, as an albatross around our financial necks.’
  • 42) ‘However, the average student, in order simply to meet the expense of university education - even with parental support - is still burdened by the albatross of a £12,000 debt on leaving.’
  • 43) ‘The albatross has flown-the responsibility now rests on the observers of today and tomorrow to ensure it stays aloft.’
  • 44) ‘No-one is hanging albatrosses around the necks of the writers or of the responders.’
  • 45) ‘The ultimate target was Primakov, but the Kremlin's strategy was first to blast Luzhkov so as to turn him into a burdensome, malodorous albatross around the former prime minister's neck.’
  • 46) ‘In 2002, there were four albatrosses on the PGA Tour, versus 40 holes-in-one.’
  • 47) ‘In the modified stableford format, an albatross is worth eight points, an eagle five and a birdie two, while a par is worth nothing and players lose one point for a bogey and two for multiple bogeys.’
  • 48) ‘Thanks to his albatross and some solid golf thereafter he finished three under.’
  • 49) ‘Gary Evans has been a professional for 13 years and his albatross at the 4th hole was the first of his career.’
  • 50) ‘In America, the term double eagle is used instead of albatross to describe such a feat!’

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