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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR GULLY

After long looking about I found water in a gully and camped.

Followed up the gully about a mile, and came to a small spring, and camped.

Camped on a gully with some old feed in the flat, in latitude 27 degrees 49 minutes.

At about noon we found some water in a gully by scratching a hole, but it was quite salt.

We left the track to examine a gully to the north, but could not find any water.

He had fallen into a gully, the horse had thrown him, he was lost.

Then the trail was lost in a gully where the animals had gone in every direction to get through.

Yet no youth reaches his majority without exploring the Gully.

Mary opened it just as she struck into the Gully Road, on her way home.

The gully was a lonesome place inhabited by countless sea-birds.

WORD ORIGIN

"channel made by running water," 1650s, possibly a variant of Middle English golet "water channel" (see gullet). Gully-washer, American English colloquial for "heavy rainstorm," attested by 1887.

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