gall (n.) Old form(s): gall, gaule , gauls
bitterness, spitefulness, vindictiveness
H5 II.ii.30[Grey to King Henry] your father's enemies / Have steeped their galls in honey
KL I.iv.267[Lear to Gonerill, of Cordelia's fault] drew from my heart all love, / And added to the gall
MM III.ii.178[disguised Duke alone] What king ... / Can tie the gall up in the slanderous tongue?
RJ I.i.194[Romeo to Benvolio, of love] A choking gall and a preserving sweet
RJ I.v.92[Tybalt to Capulet, of Romeo] this intrusion shall, / Now seeming sweet, convert to bitterest gall
TC IV.v.30[Ulysses to himself] O deadly gall, and theme of all our scorns
TNK II.i.120[Palamon to Arcite, of souls] let 'em suffer / The gall of hazard
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