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  • n. Alternative spelling of galley.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Like gall; bitter as gall.
  • n. See galley, n., 4.
  • transitive v. To frighten; to worry.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

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


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