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 for Larus marinus
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Saddleback \Sad"dle*back`\, n.
     1. Anything saddle-backed; esp., a hill or ridge having a
        concave outline at the top.
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     2. (Zool.)
        (a) The harp seal.
        (b) The great blackbacked gull ({Larus marinus).
        (c) The larva of a bombycid moth ({Empretia stimulea)
            which has a large, bright green, saddle-shaped patch
            of color on the back.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Swartback \Swart"back`\, n. (Zool.)
     The black-backed gull ({Larus marinus); -- called also
     swarbie. [Prov. Eng.]
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Waggel \Wag"gel\ (w[a^]g"g[e^]l), n. (Zool.)
     The young of the great black-backed gull ({Larus marinus),
     formerly considered a distinct species. [Prov. Eng.]
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Cob \Cob\, n. [Cf. AS. cop, copp, head, top, D. kop, G. kopf,
     kuppe, LL. cuppa cup (cf. E. brainpan), and also W. cob tuft,
     spider, cop, copa, top, summit, cobio to thump. Cf. Cop
     top, Cup, n.]
     1. The top or head of anything. [Obs.] --W. Gifford.
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     2. A leader or chief; a conspicuous person, esp. a rich
        covetous person. [Obs.]
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              All cobbing country chuffs, which make their bellies
              and their bags their god, are called rich cobs.
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     3. The axis on which the kernels of maize or indian corn
        grow. [U. S.]
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     4. (Zool.) A spider; perhaps from its shape; it being round
        like a head.
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     5. (Zool.) A young herring. --B. Jonson.
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     6. (Zool.) A fish; -- also called miller's thumb.
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     7. A short-legged and stout horse, esp. one used for the
        saddle. [Eng.]
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     8. (Zool.) A sea mew or gull; esp., the black-backed gull
        ({Larus marinus). [Written also cobb.]
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     9. A lump or piece of anything, usually of a somewhat large
        size, as of coal, or stone.
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     10. A cobnut; as, Kentish cobs. See Cobnut. [Eng.]
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     11. Clay mixed with straw. [Prov. Eng.]
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               The poor cottager contenteth himself with cob for
               his walls, and thatch for his covering. --R. Carew.
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     12. A punishment consisting of blows inflictod on tho
         buttocas with a strap or a flat piece of wood. --Wright.
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     13. A Spanish coin formerly current in Ireland, worth abiut
         4s. 6d. [Obs.] --Wright.
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     Cob coal, coal in rounded lumps from the size of an egg to
        that of a football; -- called also cobbles. --Grose.
     Cob loaf, a crusty, uneven loaf, rounded at top. --Wright.
     Cob money, a kind of rudely coined gold and silver money of
        Spanish South America in the eighteenth century. The coins
        were of the weight of the piece of eight, or one of its
        aliquot parts.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  Larus marinus
      n 1: white gull having a black back and wings [syn: black-
           backed gull, great black-backed gull, cob, Larus

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