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agley

or a·gly

[uh-glee, uh-gley, uh-glahy]
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adverb Chiefly Scot.
  1. off the right line; awry; wrong.

Origin of agley

1775–85; a-1 + gley glee2
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Examples from the Web for agly

Historical Examples

  • The low-lying, but rude, crests of the Corbires cut out the view northward from the valley of the Agly.

    Castles and Chateaux of Old Navarre and the Basque Provinces

    Francis Miltoun


British Dictionary definitions for agly

agley

aglee (əˈɡliː)

adverb, adjective
  1. Scot awry; askew

Word Origin

from gley squint
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