- A distortion of gallows, used attributively. (Wiktionary)
“The billy flood rose or an elk charged him or the sultrup worldwright from the excelsissimost empyrean (bolt, in sum) earthspake or the Dannamen gallous banged pan the bliddy du-ran.”
“Should I have loved you from the beginning had we toddled to the rencounter; and would my love have passed safely through the "gallous young hound" period; and could I love you more now in any case, had I _all_ your days treasured up in my heart, instead of less than a year of them?”
“He used to know you when he was in service at the H---- s, and speaks of you as being then "a gallous young hound," whatever that may mean.”
“My Dearest: See what an effect your "gallous young hound" episode has had on me.”
“You must find me somebody who was a "gallous young hound" in the days of his youth -- Crossjay, for instance: -- there!”
“Father Reillys after reading it in gallous Latin, and Its come in the nick of time, says he; so Ill wed them in a hurry, dreading that young gaffer whod capsize the stars.”
“Ill say, a strange man is a marvel, with his mighty talk; but whats a squabble in your back-yard, and the blow of a loy, have taught me that theres a great gap between a gallous story and a dirty deed.”
“Ah, youll have a gallous jaunt Im saying, coaching out through Limbo with my fathers ghost.”
“Ah, you'll have a gallous jaunt I'm saying, coaching out through Limbo with my father's ghost.”
“-- Father Reilly's after reading it in gallous Latin, and "It's come in the nick of time," says he; "so I'll wed them in a hurry, dreading that young gaffer who'd capsize the stars.”
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Villains, evildoers, and the wonderful words to describe them.
...from swerve of shore to bend of bay,...all's fair in vannesy...and in Finnegans Wake.
Other terms used or coined by Joyce may be found at inkhorn's list Joycean Vocab.
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