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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR GALL

But it is time to lay down my pen, since my ink runs nothing but gall.

I have summoned you here to witness it, because I know it will be gall and wormwood to you!

Under a specious, smiling countenance you all conceal a heart of gall.

In drawing poultry, care must be taken not to break the gall bag, for no washing will take off the bitter where it has touched.

The head should be twisted under the wing; and in drawing it, take care not to tear the liver, nor let the gall touch it.

Their poverty was sweet, but there was gall in it, nevertheless.

But he lived on, embittered, vengeful, with gall in his veins instead of blood.

Love is one of the passions treated of by Gall and Spurzheim.

This was wormwood and gall to the parent, but he did not spare himself.

And you've the gall to say that on my ship, at my table, about my wife!

WORD ORIGIN

"bile," Old English galla (Anglian), gealla (W. Saxon) "gall, bile," from Proto-Germanic *gallon- (cf. Old Norse gall, Old Saxon, Old High German galla, German Galle), from PIE root *ghel- "gold, yellow, yellowish-green" (see Chloe). Informal sense of "impudence, boldness" first recorded American English 1882; but meaning "embittered spirit, rancor" is from c.1200, from the medieval theory of humors. Gall bladder recorded from 1670s.

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