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noun (n)

  • an open sore on the back of a horse caused by ill-fitting or badly adjusted saddle (noun.state)
    Synonym: saddle sore
    source: wordnet30
  • a skin sore caused by chafing (noun.state)
    source: wordnet30
  • abnormal swelling of plant tissue caused by insects or microorganisms or injury (noun.plant)
    source: wordnet30
  • a feeling of deep and bitter anger and ill-will (noun.feeling)
    source: wordnet30
  • a digestive juice secreted by the liver and stored in the gallbladder; aids in the digestion of fats (noun.body)
    Synonym: bile
    source: wordnet30
  • the trait of being rude and impertinent; inclined to take liberties (noun.attribute)
    source: wordnet30
  • 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. (noun)
    source: webster1913
  • 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. (noun)
    source: webster1913
  • A wound in the skin made by rubbing. (noun)
    source: webster1913

verb (v)

  • become or make sore by or as if by rubbing (verb.perception)
    Synonym: chafe, fret
    source: wordnet30
  • irritate or vex (verb.emotion)
    Synonym: irk
    It galls me that we lost the suit.
    source: wordnet30
  • To impregnate with a decoction of gallnuts. (verb)
    source: webster1913
  • 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. (verb)
    source: webster1913
  • To scoff; to jeer. (verb)
    source: webster1913

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