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Definition of Gall

Gall

  1. 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.
  2. The gall bladder.
  3. Anything extremely bitter; bitterness; rancor.
  4. Impudence; brazen assurance.
  5. 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.
  6. To impregnate with a decoction of gallnuts.
  7. To fret and wear away by friction; to hurt or break the skin of by rubbing; to chafe; to injure the surface of by attrition; as, a saddle galls the back of a horse; to gall a mast or a cable.
  8. To fret; to vex; as, to be galled by sarcasm.
  9. To injure; to harass; to annoy; as, the troops were galled by the shot of the enemy.
  10. To scoff; to jeer.
  11. A wound in the skin made by rubbing.

Gall Quotations

Our incomes are like our shoes; if too small, they gall and pinch us; but if too large, they cause us to stumble and to trip.
John Locke

They had me on the operating table all day. They looked into my stomach, my gall bladder, they examined everything inside of me. Know what they decided? I need glasses.
Joe E. Lewis

Seventy is wormwood, Seventy is gall But its better to be seventy, Than not alive at all.
Phyllis McGinley

One of the most difficult things to contend with in a hospital is that assumption on the part of the staff that because you have lost your gall bladder you have also lost your mind.
Jean Kerr

I love Rauschenberg. I love that he created a turning point in visual history, that he redefined the idea of beauty, that he combined painting, sculpture, photography, and everyday life with such gall, and that he was interested in, as he put it, 'the ability to conceive failure as progress.'
Jerry Saltz
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Gall Translations

gall in Dutch is gal, plantengal, galnoot
gall in French is fiel, bile
gall in German is Galle
gall in Latin is peruro perussi perustum
gall in Spanish is bilis
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