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A narrow band or braid used as trimming and commonly made of lace, metallic thread, or embroidery.

[French galon, from Old French galonner, to decorate the hair with ribbons.]

gal·looned′ adj.
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(Clothing & Fashion) a narrow band of cord, embroidery, silver or gold braid, etc, used on clothes and furniture
[C17: from French galon, from Old French galonner to trim with braid, of unknown origin]
galˈlooned adj
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a braid or trimming of worsted, silk or rayon tinsel, gold or silver, etc.
[1595–1605; < Middle French galon, Old French galonner to adorn one's head with ribbons, derivative of gale gala]
gal•looned′, adj.
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Fain would I change with her, and give A petticoat to boot, The best and bravest that I have, All trimmed with gold galloon.
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Oliver and the Seawigs, Philip Reeve, illustrated by Sarah McInytre; Penny Dreadful is a Record Breaker, Joanna Nadin, illustrated by Jessica Mikhail; Tom Banks' The Great Galloon; and Timmy Failure: Mistakes Were Made written by Stephen Pastis.
The packs provided can be easily fetched in the packets of 1 galloon and 10 gallons.
Author of The Great Galloon, Banks said that his experience in the theatre throughout his adult life and telling stories to young people and adults have inspired him to write his first book, the first of a series came off the press in March 2012 and the next in August of the same year.
Wet T-shirt 2-5 galloon buckets, Fill the 5 gallon buckets Contest 2-big t-shirts, with water and place a 2-funnels, 2-empty t-shirt in each bucket.
He wore the old Horeszko livery; a yellow frock coat with cutaway tails, trimmed with galloon that had yellowed with age, though no doubt it had been gold in its day.
Can you believe gas may go to FOUR DOLLARS a galloon?!
Lavishly trimmed with stretch galloon (I've never heard of it either) lace, it's oh so smooth and seductive.
Alec Thomas, 7, Saphia Aburas, 8, Nicole Harris, 7, and Idris Galloon, 7, were all taken on a guided tour of the ground-floor ward.