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Gall, vb. 1) to hurt by friction, to excoriate: “let the --ed jade wince, our withers are unwrung,” Hml. III, 2, 253. “--ing his kingly hands, haling ropes,” Per. IV, 1, 54.
2) to hurt by touching roughly: “I am loath to g. a new healed wound,” H4B I, 2, 166. “he --s his kibe,” Hml. V, 1, 153.
3) to wear away: their (the waves') “ranks began to break upon the --ed shore,” Lucr. 1440. “as doth a --ed rock o'erhang his confounded base,” H5 III, 1, 12.* Used of eyes injured by tears: “reigns in --ed eyes of weeping souls,” R3 IV, 4, 53. “the flushing in her --ed eyes,” Hml. I, 2, 155. cf. O'ergalled.
4) to wound or hurt anyhow: “hath he not hit you here? 'a has a little --ed me,” Shr. V, 2, 60. “stand by, or I shall g. you,” John IV, 3, 94. John IV, 3, 94 the huntsman that has --ed him (the lion) H8 III, 2, 207. “the Bull, being --ed, gave Aries such a knock,” Tit. IV, 3, 71. “the canker --s the infants of the spring,” Hml. I, 3, 39. “if I g. him slightly, it may be death,” IV, 7, 148.
5) to injure, to harass, to annoy: “my state being --ed with my expense,” Wiv. III, 4, 5. “to strike and g. them for what I bid them do,” Meas. I, 3, 36. II, 2, 102. As II, 7, 50. Wint. I, 2, 316. H4A I, 3, 229; cf. H4B I, 2, 258. IV, 1, 89. H5 I, 2, 151. Cor. II, 3, 203. Oth. I, 1, 149. I, 3, 216. II, 1, 98.
6) Intr. with at, == to quiz, to scoff: “gleeking and --ing at this gentleman,” H5 V, 1, 78 (Gower's speech).
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