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Word: gull

Definition: trick; deceive; hoodwink; N: person who is easily tricked; dupe


Sentences Containing 'gull'

"William Withey Gull – A Biographical Sketch (T. D. Acland), Memoir II."
After her husband's death, Elizabeth Gull devoted herself to her children’s upbringing on very slender means.
As a young boy, William Gull attended a local day school with his elder sisters.
At about this time the local rector’s uncle, Benjamin Harrison, the Treasurer of Guy's Hospital, was introduced to Gull and was impressed by his ability.
Birders often abbreviate its name to "Med Gull".
Cameron Gull was born about 1858 in Buckhold, Pangbourne, Berkshire and died in infancy.
Caroline Cameron Gull was born in 1851 at Guy’s Hospital and died in 1929; she married Theodore Dyke Acland MD (Oxon.)
Cormorant, Shag and Herring Gull are the most prominent species.
Gull noted that her emaciated appearance was more extreme than normally occurs in tubercular cases.
Gull observed that slow pulse and respiration seemed to be common factors in all the cases he had observed.
Gull observed that the cause of the condition could not be determined, but that cases seemed mainly to occur in young women between the ages of sixteen and twenty-three.
Gull was struck by the similarity of the case to that of Miss A, even to the detail of the pulse and respiration observations.
Gull's main work on paraplegia was published between 1856 and 1858.
Gull, encouraged by Harrison, determined to make the most of his opportunity, and resolved to try for every prize for which he could compete in the hospital in the course of that year.
Gull-Sutton Syndrome (Chronic Bright's Disease).
He alleges that one of Gull’s patients was the Whitechapel murderer.
His father, John Gull, was a barge owner and wharfinger and was thirty-eight years old at the time of William's birth.
I have sometimes disturbed a fish hawk sitting on a white pine over the water; but I doubt if it is ever profaned by the wind of a gull, like Fair Haven.
In "Gull i munn", teams had to bake 50 croissants.
In 1887, Sir William Gull suffered the first of several strokes at his Scottish home at Urrard House, Killiecrankie.
In Gull's published medical papers, images of Miss A are shown that depict her appearance before and after treatment (right).
In recognition of his service, on 8 February 1872 William Gull was created the 1st Baronet of the Baronetcy of Brook Street.
In this address, Gull referred to the condition as "Apepsia hysterica", but subsequently amended this to "Anorexia hysterica" and then to "Anorexia nervosa".
Miss A was referred to Sir William Gull by her doctor, a Mr Kelson Wright, of Clapham, London on 17 January 1866.
Miss B was the second case described in detail by Gull in his "Anorexia nervosa" paper.
Miss K expressed herself to Gull as "quite well".
Miss K was brought to Gull's attention by a Dr. Leachman, of Petersfield, in 1887.
On 18 May 1848, Dr. Gull married Susan Ann Lacy, daughter of Colonel J. Dacre Lacy, of Carlisle.
Over the next two years, Gull lived in London, Reigate and Brighton, suffering several more strokes.
Photographs of Miss K appear in Gull's published papers.
Predators of eggs and nestlings include the great black-backed gull and American herring gull, common ravens, ermine, and red fox.
She was referred to Gull on 8 October 1868, aged 18, by her family who suspected tuberculosis and wished to take her to the south of Europe for the coming winter.
Since the 1970s, Gull has been linked to the unsolved 1888 Whitechapel murders (Jack the Ripper) case.
Sir William Gull spoke out against this bias and led efforts to improve the prospects of women who wished to pursue careers in medicine.
Sir William Gull's will, with a codicil, was dated 27 November 1888.
The fictional character "Sir Nigel Gull" appears in the 1993 novel " The List of Seven " by Mark Frost. "Sir Nigel Gull" is depicted as a Royal physician and appears to be based on Sir William Gull.
The following persons were appointed as executors: his wife, Dame Susan Anne Gull, his son, Sir William Cameron Gull, of Gloucester Street, Portman Square (the new baronet), Mr. Edmund Hobhouse, and Mr. Walter Barry Lindley.
The fund was launched with initial donations of £252 9s; Gull’s personal contribution was 10 guineas (£10 10s).
The islands are internationally important sites for breeding populations of Manx Shearwater and Arctic Tern and nationally important sites for breeding Mediterranean Gull, Common Gull and Eider Duck.
The Mediterranean Gull ("Larus melanocephalus") is a small gull which breeds almost entirely in the Western Palearctic, mainly in the south east, especially around the Black Sea, and in central Turkey.
The Mediterranean Gull is slightly larger and bulkier than the Black-headed Gull with a heavier bill and longer, darker legs.
The term anorexia nervosa was first established by Sir William Gull in 1873.
The Times newspaper carried the following report on 30 January 1890: The news of Gull's death was reported around the world.
The Treasurer's patronage provided Gull with two rooms in the hospital with an annual allowance of £50 a year.
These include Fulmar, Black-legged Kittiwake, Common Gull, Razorbill and Shag.
This gull breeds in colonies in large reedbeds or marshes, or on islands in lakes; where its population is small, it nests in Black-headed Gull colonies.
Throughout this period Gull's various duties gave him extensive opportunities to develop his medical experience.
William Cameron Gull was born on 6 January 1860 in Finsbury, Middlesex and died in 1922.
William Gull often said that his real education had been given him by his mother.
William Withey Gull was born on 31 December 1816 in Colchester, Essex.
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