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gall

Definition of gall:

part of speech: noun

A wound in the skin by rubbing.

part of speech: noun

A hard round excrescence growing round the eggs of an insect deposited in the tender shoots of the oak- tree, & c.

part of speech: noun

In an animal, a bitter yellowish- green fluid secreted by the gall- bladder; bile; anything extremely bitter; anger; rancour; bitterness of mind; a neutral salt skimmed off the surface of melted crown glass: gall- bladder, a small sack, pear- shaped, which receives the bile from the liver: gall- stone, a concretion found in the gall- bladder.

part of speech: verb

To hurt or break the skin by rubbing; to tease; to vex much; to chagrin; to wound the feelings.

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