from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adv. Scots Off to one side; awry.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adv. Wrong in the sense of awry, askew, amiss, or distorted.
  • adj. Wrong; askew.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adv. Aside; askew.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • See aglee.


a-2 + Scots gley, to squint (from Middle English glien, possibly of Scandinavian origin).
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Scots agley. (Wiktionary)



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