Definition of Gallow

1. v. t. To fright or terrify. See Gally, v. t.



Definition of Gallow

1. Verb. (obsolete) to frighten ¹

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Definition of Gallow

1. to frighten [v -ED, -ING, -S] - See also: frighten

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Gallow

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

Literary usage of Gallow

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1. Records of the Court of Assistants of the Colony of the Massachusetts Bay by Massachusetts Court of Assistants, John Noble, John Francis Cronin (1901)
"... marshall Generall & his orde' to be Carried to the gallow" & there stand ... ouer yc gallow™ to stand on hower & then tooke doune & tyed to the Cart" ..."

2. Memorials of Edinburgh in the Olden Time by Daniel Wilson (1891)
"About half-way between Edinburgh and Leith, on the west side of the Walk, is the site of the gallow-Lce, once a rising ground, whose summit was decorated ..."

3. Who's who in America by John William Leonard, Albert Nelson Marquis (1903)
"Democrat. Residence: 12 E. 65th St., New York. THI .\\, Charlen Henry, mir., mcht.; b. Milton, Wis., Sept. 24, 1862; .1. Dr. gallow and Mary (Stiles) T.; ..."

4. Sermons Preached Upon Several Occasions by Robert South (1823)
"... that mistakes the cart for a triumphal chariot, or the gallow-tree for a triumphal arch, may apply himself to the obtaining such victories as these. (2. ..."

5. The Dialect of Craven: In the West-Riding of the County of York by William Carr (1828)
"... which he defines, "a rake-hell, crack-rope, gallow clapper, one for whom the gallows longeth." Minshew also has "An halter-sicke, or one that the ..."

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