gallous


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gallous

(ˈɡæləs)
adj
(Elements & Compounds) of or containing gallium in the divalent state
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Noun1.gallous - alternative terms for gallowsgallous - alternative terms for gallows  
gallows - an instrument of execution consisting of a wooden frame from which a condemned person is executed by hanging
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Synge's The Playboy of the Western World (one of the most self-reflective works of the Irish Literary Revival), Anton discovers that "there is a great gap between a gallous [i.e.
Henryson's lion is not nearly so benevolent to the mouse; in fact he actually condemns the mouse to death, telling him that there is no defense for his sin, and sentences him "unto the Gallous harlit be the feit" [unto the Gallows to be drug by the feet] (1460).