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  • n. Plural form of galley.


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  • They build ships which they call galleys, and make predatory attacks upon Edom and Ishmael [19] and the land of Greece as far as Sicily, and they bring back to Genoa spoils from all these places.

    The Itinerary of Benjamin of Tudela

  • When, until I'm finished AAs, it doesn't even exist in galleys for ARCs yet.

    msagara: Amazon listing, part 2

  • If you, dear authors, went to copy editing school, you would then be able to proof your own work in galleys and thereby catch all the nasty mistakes that the editors let slide through.

    Reviews in a word

  • When the piece came out, a friend of The Atlantic's then-editor, Ellery Sedgwick, happened to see it in galleys at the British Weekly's offices.

    Atlantic Lore

  • Ford makes a good case that (barring some actual errors) the revisions were made by Lewis in galleys, and were deliberate improvements, in some cases responses to observations by readers; and worth preserving.

    More on Maugrim

  • This auction includes the unproofed galleys from the never-published Transylvania Press edition, as well as the unproofed galley of the Terminal Frights edition - and the winner will receive an autographed copy of The Temptation of Blood (not yet published, but delivered upon publication) which completes the cycle.

    GRANT AUCTION DRAWING TO A CLOSE FOR WEEK 1 but New David Niall Wilson stuff up

  • I gave the book in galleys to this wonderful young writer, maybe the second or third person to see it at that stage, and he read it and said to me, “It’s like Harold Bloom, but written by and for human beings.”

    Reading and Writing

  • When a friend of The Atlantic's editor, Ellery Sedgwick, happened to see the piece in galleys at the British Weekly’s offices, he liked what he saw and cabled Sedgwick to tell him about it.


  • Final re-read of the galleys aka arcs, first pages for any egregious errors 12.5 x

    So how many times have I read it?

  • The proofs also called galleys or first pages are the last chance an author gets to alter anything.

    Archive 2009-12-01


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  • In addition to four named ships listed as "belonging to the army" (British army) that were captured at Yorktown, also captured were "a considerable number of small sloops and schooners, and 12 or 15 galleys" as well as "private vessels."

    This word was also used in the plural in one of my favorite exchanges in film history, from Ben-Hur: "Judah Ben-Hur! What are you doing here?!"

    "You sent me to the galleys, the ship sank, and I saved the tribune."

    October 29, 2007