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  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Gull  \Gull\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Gulled};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Gulling}.]  [Prob.  fr  gull  the  bird;  but  cf  OSw.  gylla  to 
  deceive,  D.  kullen,  and  E.  cullibility.] 
  To  deceive;  to  cheat;  to  mislead;  to  trick;  to  defraud. 
 
  The  rulgar,  gulled  into  rebellion,  armed.  --Dryden. 
 
  I'm  not  gulling  him  for  the  emperor's  service. 
  --Coleridge. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Gull  \Gull\,  n. 
  1.  A  cheating  or  cheat;  trick;  fraud.  --Shak. 
 
  2.  One  easily  cheated;  a  dupe.  --Shak. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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. 
 
  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}. 
 
  {Gull  teaser}  (Zo["o]l.),  the  jager;  --  also  applied  to 
  certain  species  of  terns. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  gull 
  n  1:  a  person  who  is  gullible  and  easy  to  take  advantage  of  [syn: 
  {chump},  {fish},  {fool},  {mark},  {patsy},  {fall  guy},  {sucker}, 
  {schlemiel},  {shlemiel},  {soft  touch},  {mug}] 
  2:  mostly  white  aquatic  bird  having  long  pointed  wings  and 
  short  legs  [syn:  {seagull},  {sea  gull}] 
  v  1:  make  a  fool  or  dupe  of  [syn:  {fool},  {dupe},  {befool}] 
  2:  fool  or  hoax;  "The  immigrant  was  duped  because  he  trusted 
  everyone";  "You  can't  fool  me!"  [syn:  {dupe},  {slang},  {befool}, 
  {cod},  {fool},  {put  on},  {take  in},  {put  one  over},  {put 
  one  across}] 




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