Water gall
Water gall Wa"ter gall` 1. A cavity made in the earth by a torrent of water; a washout. [1913 Webster]

2. A watery appearance in the sky, accompanying the rainbow; a secondary or broken rainbow. [1913 Webster]

These water galls, in her dim element, Foretell new storms to those already spent. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

False good news are [is] always produced by true good, like the water gall by the rainbow. --Walpole. [1913 Webster]


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  • water gall — noun 1. obsolete : a spot of low boggy land 2. chiefly dialect : a watery or rainy look in the sky usually accompanying a rainbow; also : a secondary or broken rainbow 3. : jellyfish * * * …   Useful english dictionary

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  • Water white oak — Oak Oak ([=o]k), n. [OE. oke, ok, ak, AS. [=a]c; akin to D. eik, G. eiche, OHG. eih, Icel. eik, Sw. ek, Dan. eeg.] [1913 Webster] 1. (Bot.) Any tree or shrub of the genus {Quercus}. The oaks have alternate leaves, often variously lobed, and… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • Oak marble gall — Oak marble galls develop as a chemically induced distortion of leaf buds on pedunculate oak ( Quercus robur ), or sessile oak ( Quercus petraea ) trees, caused by the parthenogenetic …   Wikipedia

  • Iron gall ink — Oak galls and iron(II) sulfate, ingredients of iron gall ink Iron gall ink (also known as iron gall nut ink or oak gall ink) is a purple black or brown black ink made from iron salts and tannic acids from vegetable sources. It was the st …   Wikipedia

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  • ox gall —    , oxgall or ox gall    A waterless, oil and water soluble, translucent, nearly transparent brown liquid, ox gall is the bile taken from the gall bladder of a cow. It is used with watercolors, in engraving, in marbling, and in lithography as a… …   Glossary of Art Terms

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