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gulgul

[guhl-guhl] /ˈgʌl gʌl/
noun
1.
a preparation of pulverized seashells and oil, applied to the wooden hull of a ship as a protection against boring worms.
Origin of gulgul
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  • I should like to know what gulgul, as we Persians call the nightingale, has to talk about to her mate in the rose-bush.

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