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Could it be the Gulf stream?
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  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Terry Traynor 
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  Sent: Thursday, March 11, 2010 10:36 AM
  Subject: Re: ending of 'Gerontion" (was Eliot's Readership)


  >the phrase, "the Gulf claims," still is a puzzle.



  Maybe because "the Gulf" seems to me to be a watery abyss, as in TWL's "Oed' und leer das Meer" (void and dark the sea), I read "the Gulf claims" as noun then verb, with three direct objects for the verb: the gull (both against and with the wind), the white feather in the snow, and the old man.



  Terry