Galley slave, a person condemned, often as a punishment for crime, to work at the oar on board a galley. "To toil like a galley slave." Macaulay.Galley slice(Print.), a sliding false bottom to a large galley. Knight.

(Gal"ley-bird`) n. [Etymol. uncertain.] (Zoöl.) The European green woodpecker; also, the spotted woodpecker. [Prov. Eng.]

(Gal"ley-worm`) n. [Prob. so called because the numerous legs along the sides move rhythmically like the oars of a galley.] (Zoöl.) A chilognath myriapod of the genus Iulus, and allied genera, having numerous short legs along the sides; a milliped or "thousand legs." See Chilognatha.

(Gall"fly`) n.; pl. Gallflies (Zoöl.) An insect that deposits its eggs in plants, and occasions galls, esp. any small hymenopteran of the genus Cynips and allied genera. See Illust. of Gall.

(Gal`li*am"bic) a. [L. galliambus a song used by the priests of Cybele; Gallus (a name applied to these priests) + iambus] (Pros.) Consisting of two iambic dimeters catalectic, the last of which lacks the final syllable; — said of a kind of verse.

(Gal"li*an) a. [See Gallic.] Gallic; French. [Obs.] Shak.

(Gal"liard) a. [OE., fr. F. gaillard, perh. of Celtic origin; cf. Ir. & Gael. galach valiant, or AS. gagol, geagl, wanton, lascivious.] Gay; brisk; active. [Obs.]

(Gal"liard), n. A brisk, gay man. [Obs.]

Selden is a galliard by himself.

(Gal"liard), n. [F. gaillarde, cf. Sp. gallarda. See Galliard, a.] A gay, lively dance. Cf. Gailliarde.

Never a hall such a galliard did grace.
Sir. W. Scott.

3. (Chem.) An oblong oven or muffle with a battery of retorts; a gallery furnace.

4. [F. galée; the same word as E. galley a vessel.] (Print.) (a) An oblong tray of wood or brass, with upright sides, for holding type which has been set, or is to be made up, etc. (b) A proof sheet taken from type while on a galley; a galley proof.

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