from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Gay; brisk; merry; galliard.


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  • There is evidently an unsuspected strain of the 'gaillard' in an imperturbable nation.

    Lyrics From the Chinese

  • Tu nous dis tousiours quelque chose de gaillard pour nous resiouyr; si sela arriuoit nous serions bien-heureux.

    Champlain's Dream

  • Doom throbbed to the waves, but the flageolet stirred in him not so much surprise at this incongruous experience as a wave of emotion where all his past of gaillard was crystalled in a second -- many nights of dance and song anew experienced in a mellow note or two; an old love reincarnated in a phrase (and the woman in the dust); the evenings of

    Doom Castle

  • The Abbé Matouillet plainly told him that Heaven smiled upon the cause, and introduced him to the prince, who administered the oath of allegiance, which the credulous Norman is said to have signed with the seal of his lips on a volume that looked like a book of _gaillard_ songs, but which the simple soldier mistook for the Gospels.

    Celebrated Claimants from Perkin Warbeck to Arthur Orton

  • One would think a 'suisse' would have done; but we are swells now -- _avec ce gaillard-là_, only the tiptop is good enough.

    In and out of Three Normady Inns

  • It faut dire qu'il etait toujours pret a'exposer, qu'on ne pouvait mentionner la moindre chose sans que ce gaillard offrit de parier la - dessus n'importe quoi et de prendre le cote que l'on voudrait, comme je vous le disais tout a l'heure.

    Sketches New And Old

  • It must to say that he was always near to himself expose, but one no could mention the least thing without that this gaillard offered to bet the bottom, no matter what, and to take the side that one him would, as I you it said all at the hour (tout a l'heure).

    Sketches New And Old

  • I think the restaurant we dined in was the only one in the place, and our gaillard of a host -- he was a straight-backed, well-set-up chap, with rather fine eyes -- did us on the whole pretty well.


  • Gaylard, sometimes made into the imitative Gaylord, is Fr. gaillard, brisk, lively

    The Romance of Names

  • The Queen was delighted with the little boy, and made him dance a gaillard on her left hand.

    The Golden Goose Book


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