Sorry, no definitions found. Check out and contribute to the discussion of this word!


Sorry, no etymologies found.


    Sorry, no example sentences found.


Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.

  • From the OED:

    (n.) An imperfect rainbow, believed to be a presage of storm.

    Related words:

    (n.) watergall

    1594 SHAKES. Lucr. 1588

    And round about her teare-distained eye

    Blew circles stream'd, like Rain-bows in the skie.

    These watergalls in her dim Element,

    Foretell new stormes.

    (n.) windgall

    1823 J. F. COOPER Pilot I. ii. 19

    There be streaked wind-galls in the offing, that shorten sail.

    June 28, 2007

  • This makes me think of the saying that "the devil is beating his wife" when there is rain and sunshine at the same time.

    June 28, 2007