Could it be the Gulf stream?
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Sent: Thursday, March 11, 2010 10:36
Subject: Re: ending of 'Gerontion" (was
>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.