Yes, and a terrible lie—designed to gull money from a generous, unsuspecting public.
gull introduced Mortenson to the villagers as being a medical doctor and professor at an American medical college.
Without further ceremony, he was again confined, in a small cupboard-like cavity, close to the hostelry of the gull's Nest.
Then he sighed, picked up his pencil and turned again to the drawing of the gull.
A few seconds carried them out of sight, and thus, as regards the gull Lightship, the drama ended.
The master of the "gull" came near dropping his pipe with amazement.
When we reached the channel we found it white with foam, and soon our little boat was tossed upon the waves like a gull.
Lejoillie told us that they were of the gull tribe, about twenty inches in length.
They appeared to be similar to the English gull, with a slate-coloured back and wings, and white breast.
No; I saw only the sea and on the horizon a stain of smoke, and a gull flying.
shore bird, early 15c. (in a cook book), probably from Brythonic Celtic, cf. Welsh gwylan "gull," Cornish guilan, Breton goelann; all from Old Celtic *voilenno-. Replaced Old English mæw (see mew (n.1)).
cant term for "dupe, sucker, credulous person," 1590s, of uncertain origin. Perhaps from verb meaning "to dupe, cheat" (1540s), earlier "to swallow" (1520s), ultimately from gull "throat, gullet" (early 15c.); see gullet. Or it is perhaps from (or influenced by) the bird (see gull (n.1)); in either case with a sense of "someone who will swallow anything thrown at him." Another possibility is Middle English dialectal gull "newly hatched bird" (late 14c.), which is perhaps from Old Norse golr "yellow," from the hue of its down.