The common gull, or mew-gull, Larus canus; any sea-gull. See cut under gull.(noun)
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Use "sea-mew" in a sentence
"The peasant who shows the ruins of the tower, which still crown the beetling cliff and behold the war of the waves, though no mroe tenanted saved by the sea-mew and cormorant, even yet affirms that on this fatal night the Master of Ravenswood, by the bitter exclamations of his despair, evoked some evil fiend, under whose malignant influence the future tissue of incidents was woven."
"Pencroft recognized the skua and other gulls among them, the voracious little sea-mew, which in great numbers nestled in the crevices of the granite."
"The chough, the sea-mew, the loquacious crow, — and scream aloft, and skim the deeps below."