from The Century Dictionary.

  • Like gall; bitter as gall.
  • noun An obsolete or occasional spelling of galley.
  • Same as gallow.
  • Characterized by galls or abraded spots.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • transitive verb Obs. or Prov. Eng. To frighten; to worry.
  • adjective Like gall; bitter as gall.
  • noun See galley, n., 4.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun Alternative spelling of galley.


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