gully
I. noun (plural gullies) Etymology: short for English dialect gully knife Date: 1582 dialect British a large knife II. noun also gulley (plural gullies) Etymology: obsolete English gully gullet, probably alteration of Middle English golet ravine, throat Date: 1637 1. a trench which was originally worn in the earth by running water and through which water often runs after rains 2. a small valley or gulch III. verb (gullied; gullying) Date: 1754 transitive verb to make gullies in intransitive verb to undergo erosion ; form gullies

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