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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR GALLEY

Go to Argus, the shipbuilder, and bid him build a galley with fifty oars.

All at once, Jason bethought himself of the galley's miraculous figure-head.

So he ran to the galley as fast as his legs would carry him.

The captain had ordered Cooper to boil some pitch at the galley.

It knocked off raining, but we shifted ourselves at the galley fire below.

The King was in a galley as spectator; the Queen was in another.

Hadn't you rather have your own galley on board a decent ship?

When his galley was captured by Muslim corsairs he took the only way of escape that offered.

But as for what does Fra Domenico in that galley, it is more than I can hazard a guess on.

But he was cook's boy on board a merchantman, and they called him 'Galley Vick.'

WORD ORIGIN

c.1300, from Old French galie, from Medieval Latin galea or Catalan galea, from Late Greek galea, of unknown origin. The word has made its way into most Western European languages. Originally "low, flat-built seagoing vessel of one deck," once common in the Mediterranean; meaning "cooking range on a ship" dates from 1750. The printing sense is from 1650s, from French galée in the same sense, in reference to the shape of the oblong tray that holds the type. As a short form of galley-proof it is attested from 1890.

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