Definitions starting with L

ID #4832

long gaulin

[also Vir. (Highfield), DJE, "evid. transf. from the name of the bird gaulin (heron)"] n. a tall, thin person: You nothin' but a long gaulin (Nassau). (Gen.)

-- adj. [from attributive use of the n.] tall; long; thin: a long-gaulding neck (White). (Gen.)

Tags: adjective, anatomy, noun

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Last update: 2011-06-02 17:12
Author: Holm and Shilling, DBE, 1982
Revision: 1.0

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