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First published 1951 (DOST Vol. II).
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Gall, Ga(w, n.3 [ME. galle (c 1386), MLG. galle, Du. gal.] A sore place on the skin. Also fig. — 1567 G. Ball. 175.
Rome is the rox [= rocks], That rubbis vs on the gall
1571 Sat. P. xxvi. 167.
Tuiche anis the gaw & than the hors wil fling
a1585 Polwart Flyt. 592 (T).
With … girdis of gaylayis, growand new in gawis
1600-1610 Melvill 125.
He movit the Provest, with sear rubbing of the ga of his conscience, to [etc.]

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