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1. a group of people having a common interest, esp a coterie of undesirable people
2. an unpleasant situation
[C18: literally: a galley]
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 a group of persons; a clique.
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Noun1.galere - a coterie of undesirable people
clique, coterie, ingroup, inner circle, camp, pack - an exclusive circle of people with a common purpose
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References in classic literature ?
But at the time I did not know; I knew generally very little, and least of all what I was doing in that GALERE.
The disdainful ocean did not open wide to swallow up my audacity, though the ship, the ridiculous and ancient GALERE of my folly, the old, weary, disenchanted sugar-waggon, seemed extremely disposed to open out and swallow up as much salt water as she could hold.
And when he had said it for the tenth time, Molibre's words: "Mais que diable alloit-il faire dans cette galere?" occurred to him, and he began to laugh at himself.
(52) Other signs of Venice's riches lay in the city's powerful arsenal, the numerous galleys and cargo vessels it owned, and in the system of the galere da mercato: merchant vessels originally of 100 tons and later as large as 300 tons 'capable of carrying in their holds the equivalent of fifty cartloads of goods'.
S es distributeurs exclusifs successifs l'ont mene de galere en galere, de recif en recif au Maroc, alors que le groupe qu'il constitue avec la societe-soeur Hyundai est aujourd'hui la quatrieme puissance automobile mondiale.
(2000) 'Les jeunes et le travail a Douala: la galere de la deuxieme generation apres 1'independance' in G.
(18) "Deve sembrar naturale che varie strade di Venezia portino tale denominazione che, innnanzi all'erezione dell'Arsenale, c'erano vari squeri, o cantieri, ove la Repubblica faceva costruire i proprii navigli, e che, ai tempi del maggiore commercio, squeri o cantieri, avevano pure molti privati, donde uscivano le galere di secondo rango, destinate alie tratte commerciali" (Tassini 664).
Un autre mauvais resultat ne fera que perdurer leur galere. Pour les Bordjis, le fait d'eviter la defaite les maintiendra dans le milieu du tableau.
Nei capitoli successivi Sabbatini illustra anche come far apparire navi sulla scena (capitoli 31-33), che Marino amplifica aggiungendo almeno due galere opposte che si scontrano.
De la Licorne, Port La Galere, 06590 Theoule, France, having ceased to trade, and (d) GRANLIGHT LTD, having its registered office at 6 Northbrook Road, Ranelagh, Dublin 6 and having its principal place of business at 6 Northbrook Road, Ranelagh, Dublin 6 , having ceased to trade and (e) CYPRUS FISHERIES (IRELAND) LTD, having its registered office at Unit 2 Quayside, Quay South, Wicklow and having its principal place of business at Unit 2 Quayside, Quay South, Wicklow, having ceased to trade and (f) QUORTOUR LTD, trading as Cleanse Off Mitt, having its registered office at 17 Brookfield Park, Rush, Co.
/ Addio addio amore / nelle galere di Lombardia e di Torino / Addio addio amore / andiamo a crepare / Giorno per giorno per poter campare.