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These were commonly called gallie men, as men that came up in the gallies, who brought up wines and other merchan. dizes, which they landed in Thames. strete, at a place called galley key: they had a certaine coyne of silver amongst themselves, which were half-pence of Genoa, and were called galley-half-pence. These half-pence were forbidden in the thirteenth year of Henry IV, and again by parliament in the third of Henry V, by the name of half-pence of Genoa, forbidden to passe as unlawfull payment amongst the English subjects. Notwithstanding, in my youth, I have seen them passe currant.
Stowe's Survey of London, 1599.
GALING, 8. A bruise. Somerset. GALINGALE, 8. (A.-N.) The GALANGALE, s aromatic root of the rush cyperus, used as a drug,
or as a seasoning for dishes. GALINIC, 8. A guinea-fowl. Cornw. Galiot, s. (Fr.) A small vessel. GALKABAW, 8.
A girl who looks after cows. Suff. GALL, (Fr.) (1) 8. A sarcasm, or
severe joke; a galling stroke;
Hen. V, v, 1. (3) s. A sore place; a fault. Stronglie they stop up al goon-hole galls.
Heywood's Spider Flie, l556. (4) v. To frighten. Somerset. (5) s. The oak-apple.
(6) s. A defect in a tree. Suss. GALLACES, 8. Braces. Yorksh. GALLANT, (1) adj. Finely dressed.
(2) s. A person in gay apparel. GALLANTED, adj.
Gallant, well dressed. Enter Bubble gallanted.
Greene's Tu Quoque. GALLAS, 8. The gallows. GALLEY-BAUK,
A beam in a chimney to hang pot-hooks.
GALLEY-NOSE, S. The figure-head
of a ship. GALLIAN, adj. French. Shakesp. GALLIARD, (Fr.) (1) adj. Gay;
1541. GALLIARDISE, S. (Fr.) Exuberant
gaiety. GALLIASS (Fr.) A large kind of
galley. GALLIBEGGAR, 8.
A scarecrow. South. Gallic, adj. Bitter as gall. GALLIC-HANDED, adj. Left-handed.
North. GALLIER, S. (1) One who keeps
teams for hire. Heref.
(2) A fight; romping. West. GALLIGANT. See Gallivanting. GALLIGANTUS, S. An animal above
the usual size. Giouc. GALLIMATION, S. (Fr.) Nonsense. GALLIMAWFREY, 8.
(1) A dish made of several sorts of meat ininced, or of remnants and scraps. “A gallimaufrey, une fricassée." The French School. master, 1636.
“ O Lord, he hath supped up all the broth of this gallimaufry, Seigneur Dieu, il a humé tout le brouïd de ce pasté en pot.” Ib. The word is
applied in printing offices to any GALOCHE, S. See Galage. eatables or drinkables.
GALORE, 8. Plenty (from the Irish). (2) Metaphorically, any confused GALPE, 0. (A.-S.) To yawn; to medley of things.
belch. GALLIMENT, 8. Anything frightful. Galt, (1) 8. A boar pig. Devon.
(2) s. Clay. Suffolk. GALLIOON, 8. (Span.) A small ship. (3) o. To rub, or gall. Hyppias the Troyan the broad lyter framed,
GALVER, 0. To throb, or move The Cyrenens the hoy, which some more quickly. East.
fine, The gallioon call : with barks the Cyprians
GALWES, 8. (A.-S.) The gallows. tamed
Gam, v. To mock. North. The rude sea-rovers, cockboates (some
GAMASHES, 18. A sort of loose divine). Great Britaines Troye, 1609.
drawers or stock. GALLIVANTING, S. Rustic gallanto GAMOGINS,
ings worn outside ing.
the legs over the other clothing; GALLOC, s. The plant comfrey. cases of leather to protect the GALLOCK-HAND, S. The left hand. shoes and stockings from the dirt Yorksh.
when on horseback; gaiters. GALLOPED-BEER, 8. Poor beer for
Daccus is all bedawb'd with golden lace, immediate use. East.
Hose, doublet, jerkin; and gamashes too. GALLOPIN, 8. A scullion or under.
Davies, Scourge of Folly, 1611. cook. Gallow, o. (A.-S.) To frighten.
GAMAWDLED,adj. Half tipsy. Linc. GALLOWAY, 8. A horse under fifteen
GAMBA, S. hands high; a hackney. North. Some likewise there affect the gamba with GALLOW-CLAPPER, S. A very wild
the voice, youth.
To shew that England could varietie afford.
Drayton's Polyolbion, song 4. GALLOWGLASS, 8. (1) A sort of Irish foot-soldier.
GAMBAUDE, 8. (A.-N.) A gambol. (2) A heavy axe used by the GAMBESON, 8. (A.-N.) A stiff coat, gallowglasses.
worn under the armour, and GALLOWS, ado. Very. Var. d. descending to the middle of the GALLOW-TREE, S. The gallows. thighs; a similar though less GALLS, 8. Springs or wet places in
substantial habit worn by women a field; bare places in a crop. to improve their figure. GALLY, (1) 0. To frighten; to GAMBLE, 8. (1) A leg. Somerset. taunt; to hurry. West.
(2) A butcher's staff. (2) adj. Wet; moist; applied to GAMBONE, 8. A gammon. Skelton. land.
GAMBREL, (Ital.) (1) 8. A piece of GALLY-BIRD, 8. The woodpecker. wood used by butchers for exSussex.
panding a slaughtered animal. GALLY-GASKINS,
(2) 8. The leg of a horse.
8. Wide loose GALLY-BREECHES,
(3) v. To tie by the leg.
(4) 8. A cart with rails. Heref. GALLY-GUN, 8. A sort of culverin. GAME, 8. (1) (A.-S.) Pleasure ; GALLY-TEAM, 8. A team kept for sport. Gameliche, joyfully, playhire. West.
fully. GALLY-TILES, s. Small square tiles. (2) A rabbit-warren. GALLY-TRAPS, 8. Any unbecoming Parkes of fallow deere, and games of ornaments. Glouc.
graie conies, it maintaineth many, the
one for pleasure, and the other for
profit. Lawlard's Perambulation, 1596. GAMEBOYS, s. Gambles; sports. GAMELING, adj. Romping about.
Suss. GAMENE, S. (A.-S.) Game. GAMESTER, S. A dissolute or de. bauched person of either sex.
'Tis a catalogue Of all the gamesters in the court and city, Which lord lies with that lady, and what
gallant Sports with that merchant's wife.
B. &. Fl. False One, i, 1.
She's impudent, my lord, And was a common gamester to the camp.
Shakesp., All's Well, v, 3. GAMMALKIN, 8. An awkward ram
bling fellow. North. See Gamock. GAMMER, (1) s. An old wife; a
grandmother. See Gaffer. Gam. mer-stang, a rude girl.
(2) v. To idle. GAMMEREI., 8. The small of the
leg. Devon. GAMMET, 8. Sport; fun; gameGAMMOT, someness; banter; a trick put upon a person. Gam
mets, whims, fancies. Var. d. GAMMICKING,s. Gossiping. Essex. GAMMON, s. (A.-S.) Sport; non
sense. Var. d. GAMMOUTHE, 8. The gamut. Palsg. GAMOCK,s. Silly sport. To gamock,
to romp or play practical jokes; to go feasting and frollicking from
place to place. Shropsh. Gamy, adj. Sticky. Hants. GAN, (1) pret. t. Began.
(2) s. An old cant term for mouth.
(3) pret. t. of give. GANCH, 0. (Ital.) To punish by
suspending a criminal on a hook. Their formes of putting to death (be. sides such are common els-where) are impaling upon stakes, ganching, which is to be lei fall from on high upon hookes, and there to hang untill they die by the anguish of their wounds, or more miserable famine. Sandys' Travels.
GANDER, v. To ramble about with.
out object. East. GANDERGOOSE, 8. Ragwort. GANDER-MONTH, S. The month in
which a man's wife is confined. Gander-mooner, one who acts the gallant at that season. To go a gandering, to gallant during
this season. Var. d. GANDERNOPED, adj. Thoughtless;
Giddy. West. GANDY,adj. Idly disposed. Shropsh. GANE, (1) v. To yawn.
(2) pret. t. Gone; went. North. GANE-FISH,S. A hornbeak. Somers.
Acus, aculeatus, Plin., padis Bedów, åßlevvns; Esyuille, orplie; a horne. becke, snacottishe, ganefishe, pipertislie, hornefishe, apud Cimbros dicitur, ro.
bias apud Saxones. Nomenclator, GANG, (A.-S.) (1) v. To go. Still
used in the North. Ganger, a
ampt. GANG-BOOSE, S. The passage from
a cow-house to the barn. North. GANG-DAYS, S. Rogation week. GANGERAL, 8. A vagrant. North. GANGING-GEAR, 8. The machinery
of a mill. GANGINGS-ON,
8. Proceedings. North. GANGLE, v. (A.-N.) To make a
noise. GANGLING, adj. Tall and slender in
proportion to the bulk, so as not to support itself well. Applied
to vegetable productions. Warw. GANGREL, s. (1) A tall ill-made
(2) A lazy lout. GANGRIL, S. A toad. North. GANGSMAN, s. One who has the
oversight and payment of a gang
or number of excavators. Linc. GANG-TEETH,
Teeth which project out of the mouth in animals.
GANG-TIDE, 8. Rogation week.
At fasts-eve pass-puffes; gang-tide gaites did alie masses bring.
Warner's Albions England, 1592. GANG-WAY, 8. A passage. GANG-WEEK, 8. Rogation week. GANNER, 8. A gander. Var. d. GANNER-HEAT, S. A dunce. South. GANNING, s. The barking of foxes. GANNOK, 8. A standard. GANNOKER, 8. A tavern-keeper. GANNY, 8. A turkey. Devon. GANNY-WEDGE, 8. A wooden wedge
for splitting timber. West. GANSE, (1) s. Merriment. Suss.
(2) adj. Thin; slender. Kent. GANT, (1) s. (A.-S.) A gander.
(2) 8. The gannet, à Cornish
(6) 8. A village wake. East. GANTREE, 8. A stand for barrels.
GANTRIL, ) North. GANTY, adj. (1) Frolicsome. Suss.
(2) Lean. East. Ganzas, 8. (Span.) Geese. GAOWE, 0. To chide. Exmoor. Gap, o. To notch; to jag. South, GAPE-SEED, 8. A ludicrous term
for any sight. He was looking for a little gape-seed, i.e. looking about for any sight or idle entainment. North. A strange sight is called a gape's nest in
Devon. GAPESING, 8. Sight-seeing. Var.d. GAPESNATCH, 8. A fool. Glouc. GAPE-STICK, 8. (1) A large wooden
GARB-FEATHERS, •. The feathen
under a hawk's bill. GARBOIL, 8. A commotion, or up
roar. GARCIL, 8. Underwood. North. GARGLIVE, 8. Agrimony. GARD, 8. (Fr.) A facing, or trim.
ming to a dress. GARDE, pret. t. Made. GARDEBRACE, 8. (A.-N.) Armour
for the arm. GARDEEN, 8. A guardian. Suffolk. GARDEES, 8. Guardians. GARDEMANGER, 8. (Fr.) A cup
board. Garden, o. To put a hawk on a
piece of turf. GARDEN-GINGER, 8. Cayenne pep
per. GARDEN-HOUSE, 8. A summer
house. Garden-pot, a watering
pot. GARDEN-WARBLER, 8. The black
cap, motacilla atricapilla of Linn. GARDEROBE, 8.(A.-N.) (1) A ward.
French Alphabet, 1615. GARDEVIANCE, 8. (Fr.) A chest,
or pannier; a bag for meat. GARDWYNE, 8. (A.-N.) A reward
Gifene us gersoms and colde,
Morte Arthure. GARDIANCE, 8. Defence, guarding.
I got it nobly in the kings defence, ana in the guardiance of my faire queenes
right. Chapman's Sum. Day's Mirth. GARDINE, s.
He not onely thanked the capitaines, and praised the citezens for their as sured fidelitie and good will towarde their kynge and sovereigne lorde, but also extolled their gardines and manlı doynges above the starres.
Hall, Henry VI, fol. 31.
(2) An awkward country clown.
Norf. GAR, v. To make; to compel. GARATWIST, ado. Awry. Suss. GARB, 8. (A.-N.) A sheaf of corn. GARBASH, 8. Garbage. Florio. GARBELLER, 8. A person employed
to examine spices, drugs, &c., to find out impurities, or garbles.
(2) Frightened ; very wild; silly.
Var. d. GARISOUN, (1) v. (A.-N.) To heal.
(2) 8. A reward. GARLAND, 8. (1) The ring in a tar.
get in which the prick was set.
(2) A small collection of ballads. GARLE, v. To spoil butter in making
by handling it with hot bands.
East. GARLED, adj. Streaked ; spotted ;
applied to animals. GARLIC-EATER, 8. A stinking fel.
low. South. GARLONG, S. A garland. GARN, S. (1) A garden; a garner.
(2) Yarn. North. GARNADE, 8. A dish in ancient
cookery, of which an account will be found in Ord. and Reg.,
GARE, (1) o. (A.-S.) To make or
cause. Pret. t., garde and garte.
Romance of Athelston.
(5) 8. Coarse wool. GARE-BRAINED, adj. Giddy. South. GARE-LOCKS, 8. The gaffles of a
cock. Chesh. GARETT, s. A watch-tower; a
room at the top of a house or
tower. GARFANGYL, 8. An eel-spear. Pr.
Parv. GARFISH, 8. The sea-needle. GARFITS, 8. Garbage. North. GARGATE, S. The throat. GARGEL, s. (A.-N. gargoyle.) GARGYLE, ) A projecting spout of
a gutter in a building, GARGET, 8. A disease in cows af.
fecting the udder. East. GARGILOUN, 8. (A.-N.) Part of the
numbles of a deer. GARGLE, v. To warble. GARGOUN, 8. (A.-N.) Language;
jargon. GARGUT, 8. A disease incident to
calves; a kind of murrain. Norf. GARGUT-ROOT,8. Bear's-foot. Norf. GARISH, adj. (A.-S.) (1) Fine ;
splendid ; showy, especially in dress. Not being contented with that, thou byndest mee wyth garishe bandes, one while of one colour, and another while of another, and sometyme with many coloures at once, as if I were mad : howe is it possible to suffer so many chaunges ? Dial. between the Cap and the Hend, 1565.
The second leafe of this lilly hath engraven in it, Asperitas vestitus, that is, coarseness and plainenesse of apparrell: for garish and fantasticall clothes are speechlesse reporters of wanton mindes.
Man in the Moone, 1609.
GARNARDE, 8. Wine of Granada. GARNEMENT, 8. (A.-N.) A gar
ment. GARNER, 8. A granary; a store
room. GARNETOUR, 8. (A.-N.) Provisions. GARNETT, 8. (1) The pomegranate.
(2) (Ital.) A sort of firework.
(3) A sort of hinge. GARNISH, 8. (A.-N.) (1) A table.
service, consisting generally of
on entering the jail. GARNISHEE, s. One who holds in
his hand something disputed,
until the claim is decided. GARNISON, 8. (-4.-N.) A garrison. GARNITURE, 8. An article of dress
fashionable at the end of the