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  • My scram blue-vinnied gallicrow of an uncle takes care that there shan't be much comfort in the house, but you can curl up on the furniture if beds run short.

    The Trumpet-Major

  • The story is that Captain De Stancy, who is as poor as a gallicrow, is in full cry a'ter her, and that his on'y chance lies in his being heir to a title and the wold name.

    A Laodicean : a Story of To-day

  • "And what ghastly gallicrow might the poor fellow have been like, Master Fairway?" asked the turf-cutter.

    The Return of the Native

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  • Is this a literal gallowscrow? As in, the kind of birds that hung out at the gallows to eat the yummy eyeballs? Yuck.

    October 15, 2007

  • Gallowscrow. "And what a ghastly gallicrow might the poor fellow have been like, Master Fairway"? asked the turf-cutter."

    Thomas Hardy, Return of the Native

    October 15, 2007