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  • n. Plural form of galley slave.


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  • “Bagnes,” where galley slaves had hitherto labored, should be replaced by houses of hard labor, and that smaller prisons should be erected for minor offenses instead of sending criminals convicted of them to the great central prisons.

    Elizabeth Fry

  • Suleiman's navy had been destroyed, and ten thousand Christian galley slaves set free.

    Mary Queen Of Scotland And The Isles

  • The galley slaves were squatting listlessly on the hatchcoaming.

    Flying Colours

  • Brown was chanting hoarsely at the galley slaves almost in his ear, and the aftermost sweep had been working right at his elbow, and he had not noticed either, so intent had he been on his task.

    Flying Colours

  • I kept seeing the horrificother possibility, that they had gone down inChallenger like galley slaves chained to the benches of their sinking ship and been aware of every torturous second.

    Riding Rockets


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