Definition of Gallous

1. Noun. Alternative terms for gallows.

Exact synonyms: Gallows Tree, Gallows-tree, Gibbet
Generic synonyms: Gallows
Derivative terms: Gibbet



Definition of Gallous

1. Adjective. fit to be hanged; wicked; mischievous ¹

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Definition of Gallous

1. containing gallium [adj]

Gallous Pictures

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Gallous

gallop sound
gallopade
gallopades
gallopamil
galloped
galloper
gallopers
gallophones
gallopin
galloping
gallopins
gallops
gallopt
gallotannic
gallotannic acid
gallous (current term)
gallow
gallow tree
galloway
galloways
gallowed
gallowing
gallows
gallows-tree
gallows bird
gallows birds
gallows humor
gallows humour

Literary usage of Gallous

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1. London Labour and the London Poor: A Cyclopaedia of the Condition and by Henry Mayhew (1851)
"In a large way, it requires from 3/. to V. to fit up a handsome stall, ^'or this the party would have " two fine kettles," holding ahout four gallous each, ..."

2. Statements to the Committee of Ways and Means by United States Congress. House. Committee on Ways and Means (1886)
"I do not think that the vinegar men will average much over 3 gallous of spirits to the bushel of corn, while a distiller will average nearly 4 ..."

3. Memorials of Edinburgh in the Olden Time by Daniel Wilson (1891)
"... war takin and bund to the gallous at Edinburgh Croce, ... to the gallous by the space of ane hour ..."

4. The English Bible by William Ernest Henley (1903)
"Then saide Zeresh his wife, and all his friends unto him, Let a gallous be made of ... And the thing pleased Haman, and hee caused the gallous to be made. ..."

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