Gall is a pretty tough word, but we're here to help you better understand it...with EXAMPLES!
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Below you will find the definition of gall, followed by 43 sample sentences (from real sources), gradually increasing in length.
(noun) - abnormal swelling of plant tissue caused by insects or microorganisms or injury
EXAMPLES - Gall in a Sentence
- Stand by to clew up and furl the main to'gall'n-s'l! (source)
- They do not offer for sale, however, "gall" ink without added color. (source)
- "Now, don't go to call me 'gall' -- and pass off your English airs on us. (source)
- Attached to the side of the liver is a small sac-like structure called the gall bladder. (source)
- The gall is most precious, and the flesh was all taken, but for what purpose I don't know. (source)
- With hardly in exception the best tanno-gallate of iron ( "gall") inks are now "cold" made. (source)
- The part that gets my gall is how quickly they were to blame FEMA for every single misfortune. (source)
- Three types of flowers are produced: males, females, and sterile females known as gall-flowers. (source)
- He expresses the opinion that the "gall" inks if properly compounded would give beneficial results. (source)
- But it takes a very special kind of gall to swap out your star talent in the middle of a series run. (source)
- & I must be the best tempered fellow in Great Britain for the devil a drop of gall is there in my bile-bag. (source)
- So they chased them to their lair in that wicked, nasty-named and most vulgar organ known as the gall-bladder. (source)
- When the formula for making a real "gall" ink had ceased to be a secret, chemistry was then but little understood. (source)
- Learn more about the word "gall" and see usage examples across a range of subjects on the Vocabulary.com dictionary. (source)
- They are extremely bitter, and therefore are called the gall of the earth; and are poisonous if taken in a great quantity. (source)
- It is not a matter for wonder, therefore, to learn that "gall" ink of the first half of the twelfth century was low in grade and poor in quality. (source)
- Most colored inks and "gall" ones which possess "added" color if placed on paper under ordinary conditions will not be visible a hundred years hence. (source)
- Neeson plays Dr. Alfred Kinsey, the Indiana University zoology professor who until his mid-forties was best known as an expert on an insect called the gall wasp. (source)
- The cystic duct leads back to the under surface of the liver, where it expands into a sac capable of holding about two ounces of fluid, and is known as the gall bladder. (source)
- The majority of these inks unquestionably belong to the "gall" class and if prepared after the formulas utilized in preceding centuries should indicate like color phenomena. (source)
- Up to thirty-five years ago, the manufacture of "gall" inks necessitated a complicated series of processes and long periods of time to enable the ink to settle properly, etc. (source)
- I. i.101 (158,2) Though ink be made of gall] Shakespeare, even in this poor conceit, has confounded the vegetable _galls_ used in ink, with the animal _gall_, supposed to be bitter. (source)
- An exceptional few of the older firms continue to catalogue unadulterated "gall" inks; but the demand for them except in localities where the law compels their employment, is only little. (source)
- The opposition questioned the "gall" of federal Liberals Monday, after the governing party asked the RCMP to investigate the possibility it was a victim of fraud in the sponsorship program. (source)
- The word gall has appeared in 110 New York Times articles in the past year, including on Oct. 7 in the blog post "'Simpsons' Voice Actor Speaks Out About Negotiations With Fox," by Dave Itzkoff: (source)
- _ The concretions of bile, called gall-stones, frequently enter the bile-duct, and give violent pain for some hours; and return again into the gall-bladder, by the retrograde action of this duct. (source)
- IN considering the important and kindred subjects of "gall" ink and "pulp" paper, we are not to forget the little things connected with their development and which, indeed, made their invention possible. (source)
- When the state of Massachusetts in 1894 decided that recording officers must use a "gall" ink made after an official formula, they competed with other manufacturers for the privilege of supplying such an ink and won it. (source)
- We are not confined in our investigations of ancient MSS. to any particular locality or date, as the twelfth, thirteenth, fourteenth and fifteenth centuries are prolific of "gall" ink monuments covering an immense territory. (source)
- It was, however, the monks and scribes who manufactured for their own and assistants 'use "gall" ink, just as they had been in the habit of preparing "Indian" ink when required, which so far as known was not always a commodity. (source)
- One in particular is worthy of notice as it names (blue) vitriol, yeast, the lees (dregs) of wine and the rind of the pomegranate apple, which if commingled together would give results not altogether unlike the characteristic phenomena of "gall" ink. (source)
- The next time the cook cleans out a fowl, ask her to show you the little greenish bladder which she calls the gall and which she takes such care not to burst, because it contains a bitter liquid which, if spilt upon it, would quite ruin the flavor of the fowl. (source)
- William winked at me in a kind of _sotto voce_ way, and with that natural exuberance or intellectual "gall" that never fails to strike the "bull's eye," I bluntly said that Garnier's philosophy and composition were as different from Shakspere's as the earth from the heaven! (source)
- D. 1665, in his Polygraphics, proceeds to give instructions relative to inks which notwithstanding their merit are confounded with so many absurdities as to lessen their value for those who were unable to separate truth from falsehood; but he nevertheless dwells on the virtues of the "gall" inks. (source)
- There is a book yet extant, written in a black gall which is made fluent to the pen by a distillation of wormwood, and this is Paul Armstrong's latest expression of his views of the world, which, if the book were true, one would take as a vast and daily injustice, in which there is no saving grace of any sort whatever. (source)
- The jaundice therefore is occasioned by an obstruction to the passage of the bile into the intestines, and its subsequent absorption into the blood: this obstruction may be caused either by concretions of the bile, called gall stones, or by a greater viscidity of the fluid, or by a spasm, or paralysis of the biliary ducts. (source)
- After watching last night video of the good Rev. Lennox Yearwood tackled and injured by 6 capitol police after waiting in line for hours with others to go into the Patreaus hearing I guess for having the 'gall' to wear a button reading "I Love the People of Iraq," I wondered if it ever made its way into the mainstream press. (source)
- Those of the "gall" class employed in the fourteenth, fifteenth, sixteenth, seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, some formulas of which are utilized by the manufacturers of ink in our own time, consisted generally in combination; infusions of nut-galls, sulphate of copper or iron, or both, and fish-glue or gum, slightly acidulated. (source)
- "The liver, which the experts say is the very tripod of their art, does not consist of pure blood; for the heart retains all the uncontaminated blood, and irrigates the whole body with it by the conduits of the arteries; whereas the gall, which is situated next the liver, is stimulated by anger and depressed by fear into the hollows of the liver." (source)
- Combinations of some of these materials are expressed in formulas, the most important one of which details with great particularity the commingling together of an infusion of nut-galls, green vitriol (sulphate of iron) and fish-glue (isinglass); the two first (tanno-gallate of iron) when used alone, forms the sole base of all unadulterated "gall" inks. (source)
- With the re-establishment of learning in the fifteenth century and the creation of alleged stable governments, who may perhaps have realized the necessity for an ink of enduring good commercial and record qualities, so-called "gall" inks were chosen as best possessing them, and were made and employed with varying results even more than the ancient "Indian" inks. (source)
- Ambassador Schifter deplores Fidel Castro's "gall" in demanding that "the United States government allow Cuban operatives to inspect our prisons," thus indicating that we are not prepared to show the openness that we have long demanded of other countries, and especially of those countries that have not been willing or ready to call what now appears to be our bluff. (source)
- They had abused their power to the wrong and oppression of many, whose injured cause the sovereign Judge would not only right, but revenge: You have turned judgment into gall, which is nauseous, and the fruit of righteousness into hemlock, which is noxious; it would make one sick to see how those that were entrusted with the administration of public justice bore down equity with that power which they out to have defended and supported it, and so turned its own artillery against itself. (source)
The average Flesch reading-ease score of the 43 example sentences provided below is 51.0, which suggests that "gall" is a fairly difficult word that is likely understood by a majority of individuals with an undergraduate degree, and may be found in ocassionaly in news articles or other forms of literature.
We have 28 synonyms for gall.
acrimony, animosity, arrogance, bitterness, brass, brazenness, cheek, chutzpah, conceit, confidence, crust cynicism, effrontery, guts, haughtiness, hostility, impertinence, impudence, insolence, malevolence, malice, overbearance, pomposity, presumption, rancor, sauciness, self-importance, spite, venom
We have 16 antonyms for gall.
benevolence, fear, friendliness, humility, kindness, love, manners, meekness, modesty, politeness, reservations, respect, shyness, sweetness, sympathy, timidity
PRONUNCIATION & SYLLABIFICATION
View up to 25 definitions of gall from 5 different sources, as well as parts of speech.
from The American Heritage© Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- (noun) Bitterness of feeling; rancor.
- (noun) Something bitter to endure: the gall of defeat.
- (noun) Outrageous insolence; effrontery.
- (noun) A skin sore caused by friction and abrasion: a saddle gall.
- (noun) Exasperation; vexation.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- (noun) Bile, especially that of an animal; the greenish, profoundly bitter-tasting fluid found in bile ducts and gall bladders, structures associated with the liver.
- (noun) The gall bladder.
- (noun) Great misery or physical suffering, likened to the bitterest-tasting of substances.
- (noun) A bump-like imperfection resembling a gall.
- (noun) A feeling of exasperation.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- (noun) The bitter, alkaline, viscid fluid found in the gall bladder, beneath the liver. It consists of the secretion of the liver, or bile, mixed with that of the mucous membrane of the gall bladder.
- (noun) The gall bladder.
- (noun) Anything extremely bitter; bitterness; rancor.
- (noun) Impudence; brazen assurance.
- (noun) An excrescence of any form produced on any part of a plant by insects or their larvae. They are most commonly caused by small Hymenoptera and Diptera which puncture the bark and lay their eggs in the wounds. The larvae live within the galls. Some galls are due to aphids, mites, etc. See gallnut.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- (noun) The bitter secretion of the liver: same as bile, 1. See also ox-gall.
- (noun) Hence—2. Bitterness of feeling; rancor; malignity; hate.
- (noun) The gall-bladder.
- (noun) [Cf. bile, 2.] Impudence; effrontery; cheek. [Local, slang.]
- (noun) The scum of melted glass.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- (noun) abnormal swelling of plant tissue caused by insects or microorganisms or injury
- (verb) irritate or vex
- (noun) an open sore on the back of a horse caused by ill-fitting or badly adjusted saddle
- (verb) become or make sore by or as if by rubbing
- (noun) the trait of being rude and impertinent; inclined to take liberties