to talk or chatter a lot, usually on trivial subjects
noun (countable galls and uncountable)
(anatomy) (obsolete) (uncountable) bile, Bile, especially that of an animal; the greenish, profoundly bitter-tasting fluid found in bile ducts and gallbladders, structures associated with the liver.
(anatomy) The gallbladder.
1611He shall flee from the iron weapon and the bow of steel shall strike him through. It is drawn and cometh out of the body; yea, the glittering sword cometh out of his gall. Job 20:24 & 25 KJV
(uncountable) Great misery or physical suffering, likened to the bitterest-tasting of substances.
1611Lest there should be among you man, or woman, or family, or tribe, whose heart turneth away this day from the LORD our God, to go and serve the gods of these nations; lest there should be among you a root that beareth and wormwood " Deuteronomy 29:18 KJV
(countable) A blister or tumor-like growth found on the surface of plants, caused by burrowing of insect larvae into the living tissues, especially that of the common oak gall wasp (Cynips quercusfolii).
1974Even so, Redi retained a belief that in certain other cases--the origin of parasites inside the human or animal body or of grubs inside of oak galls--there must be spontaneous generation. Bit by bit the evidence grew against such views. In 1670 Jan Swammerdam, painstaking student of the insect's life cycle, suggested that the grubs in galls were enclosed in them for the sake of nourishment and must come from insects that had inserted their semen or their eggs into the plants. " http://etext.virginia.edu/cgi-local/DHI/dhi.cgi?id=dv2-34 Dictionary of the History of Ideas.
(countable) A bump-like imperfection resembling a gall.
To chafe, to rub or subject to friction; to create a sore on the skin.
1979Metrinko was hungry, but he was galled by how self-congratulatory his captors seemed, how generous and noble and proudly Islamic. " Mark Bowden, "Captivity Pageant", The Atlantic, Volume 296, No. 5, pp. 92-97, http://www.theatlantic.com/doc/200512/december-1979/4 December, 1979.
To cause pitting on a surface being cut from the friction between the two surfaces exceeding the bond of the material at a point.
Improper cooling and a dull milling blade on titanium can the surface
Any mechanical seal that serves to fill the space between two objects, generally to prevent leakage between the two objects while under compression.
The ratio of a system of gears.
The 4x4 could climb well as it had relatively low .
Alternative spelling of gear wheel
(obsolete) A trick; a device or instrument.
A snare or trap for game.
A machine for hoisting or moving heavy objects.
A pile driver.
A cotton gin.
verb (gin, n, ed)
(transitive) To remove the seeds from cotton with a cotton gin.
(transitive) To trap something in a gin.
(zoology) an organ which secretes something
(botany) a secretory structure on the surface of an organ.
(transitive) To make and administer the public policy and affairs of; to exercise sovereign authority in.
(transitive) To control the actions or behavior of; to keep under control; to restrain.
Govern yourselves like civilized people.
a student who could not his impulses.
(transitive) To exercise a deciding or determining influence on.
Chance usually governs the outcome of the game.
(transitive) To control the speed, flow etc. of; to regulate.
a valve that governs fuel intake.
(intransitive) To exercise political authority; to run a government.
(intransitive) To have or exercise a determining influence.
The leader of a region or state that is a member of a federation or an empire. In Roman Empire, Rome, they were endorsed by the emperor and appointed by the Senate. In the modern United States, they are elected by the people of that state.
A device which regulates or controls some action of a machine through automatic feedback.
(informal) boss, employer
A small freshwater fish, Gobio gobio, that is native to Europe.