gall gall  /ˈɡɔl/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) an open sore on the back of a horse caused by ill-fitting or badly adjusted saddle
  2. (n) a skin sore caused by chafing
  3. (n) abnormal swelling of plant tissue caused by insects or microorganisms or injury
  4. (n) a feeling of deep and bitter anger and ill-will
  5. (n) a digestive juice secreted by the liver and stored in the gallbladder; aids in the digestion of fats
  6. (n) the trait of being rude and impertinent; inclined to take liberties
  7. (v) become or make sore by or as if by rubbing
  8. (v) irritate or vex

Usage(s):

  1. This is what human gall bladders normally do during digestion, what they cannot do when obstructed by gallstones or mucus plugs.
  2. Most surgeons prefer to cut out the gall bladder with the stones because a sack, once diseased, usually becomes inflamed again.
  3. The gall bladder is a slender, pear-shaped sac attached to the under side of the liver.

News

  1. Indiana Basketball: How Each Returning Hoosier Must Improve for 2013-14 Season

    This comparison will probably gall the Indiana fanbase, but it seems valid at the moment: IU's 2013-14 basketball roster is not all that different in composition from Kentucky's. There are a few returnees who didn't accomplish everything they wanted to last season. The majority of the squad consists of a host of newcomers who face daunting expectations and a need to be strong contributors ...
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Bleacher Report

  2. Record number of registrations for Heart and Sole

    A record number of participants are signed up for Saturday's Heart and Sole Run, Karen Sanford Gall of Montana Amateur Sports said Wednesday.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Billings Gazette

  3. 101 Ideas: Talk about gall!

    Abnormal growths that appear on the surface of leaves (or stems) are usually a sign that an insect is at work. There are hundreds of gall types, caused by mites, midges, tiny wasps, aphid-like insects and thrips and they vary in shape -- from red and spindly to round and green to large and woody -- depending on the type of insect and the plant affected.  
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Greece Post

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Quotes

  1. "That's his big solution," Obama said of McCain. "He had the gall yesterday to tell me that because I don't agree with his plan, I must not be sympathetic to poor people. This is at the same time as he is proposing hundreds of millions of...
    on Apr 28, 2008 By: Barack Obama Source: International Herald Tribune

  2. Scott Stanzel, a White House deputy press secretary, said that, "When you think about the previous administration and the 11th-hour, fire-sale pardons ...... it's really startling that they have the gall to criticize what we believe is a very...
    on Jul 5, 2007 By: Scott Stanzel Source: Guardian Unlimited

  3. "I ask you all to take note of what you saw here today: the power and the majesty of launch, of course, but also the confidence and the professionalism, the sheer gall, the pluckiness, the grittiness of this team that pulled this programme out of...
    on Jul 26, 2005 By: Michael Griffin Source: Times Online

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