It must have been hard for a king's minister to believe in the divinity of the monarch he was gulling.
For the gulling, tell me, is it humane to talk so to this poor old man?
His mate passed a few jokes upon him, at his skill in gulling swells, and taking in flats; for he was considered an adept.
What damned cozening, gulling, and coney-catching have we here!
No talent in the deception of individuals or the gulling of the crowd can of itself bring the great reward.
I felt sure it would be useless to warn her, so completely had the Count succeeded in gulling her; but I took my own steps.
The gulling of Gloster, again, recalls the gulling of Othello.
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.