Definitions starting with G

ID #4422

gallus, gallus tree

[Gul. idem (Parsons 1923:38); cf. OED gallus gallows obs, → 1549, and Scots gallows-tree idem CSD] n. a gallows: 1918 Take me off dis gallus tree (Parsons 153). When you makin' a gallus, don't make one—make two [i.e. one for yourself, because people trying to de­stroy others often destroy themselves] (Mayag.). (Gen.)

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Last update: 2011-02-22 02:11
Author: Holm and Shilling, DBE, 1982
Revision: 1.0

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