agley
adverb Etymology: Scots, from 1a- + gley to squint Date: 1785 chiefly Scottish awry, wrong <
the best-laid schemes o' mice an' men gang aft agley — Robert Burns
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  • Agley — A*gley , adv. Aside; askew. [Scotch] Burns. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Agley — Agley, 1) (Bot.), so v.w. Aquilegia; 2) (Zool.), so v.w. Panaritium, s. Fingerwurm …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Agley — Agley, S. Akeley …   Grammatisch-kritisches Wörterbuch der Hochdeutschen Mundart

  • agley — [ə glā′, əglē′] adv. [Scot < A 1 + gley, squint] awry …   English World dictionary

  • agley — /euh glee , euh glay , euh gluy /, adv. Chiefly Scot. off the right line; awry; wrong. Also, agly. [1775 85; A 1 + gley GLEE2] * * * …   Universalium

  • agley — adverb /əˈɡleɪ,əˈɡliː/ Wrong in the sense of awry, askew, amiss, or distorted. X tells of cavalry; of Sheridan, Hampton and Fitz Lee; …   Wiktionary

  • agley — adv. incorrectly, wrong …   English contemporary dictionary

  • agley — [ə gleɪ, ə gli:] adverb Scottish askew; awry. Origin C18: from a 2 + Scots gley squint …   English new terms dictionary

  • agley — a•gley or a•gly [[t]əˈgli, əˈgleɪ, əˈglaɪ[/t]] adv. Chiefly Scot. scot. awry; wrong • Etymology: 1775–85; a I+ Scots, N dial. gley squint, sidelong glance …   From formal English to slang

  • agley — /əˈgli/ (say uh glee), /əˈglaɪ/ (say uh gluy), /əˈgleɪ/ (say uh glay) adverb Chiefly Scottish off the right line; awry; wrong. {a 1 + Scottish gley squint} …   Australian English dictionary

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