- therefore: used facetiously to indicate that the reasoning that had gone before or the conclusion that follows is specious or absurd.
Origin of argal3
1595–1605; probably representing a popular early Modern English pronunciation of Latin ergō ergo, with ĕr > ar, laxing of ō, and excrescent l
- a crude tartar, produced as a by-product in casks by the fermentation of wine grapes, used as a mordant in dyeing, in the manufacture of tartaric acid, and in fertilizers.
Origin of argol
1350–1400; Middle English argul, argoile < Anglo-French argoil ≪ Latin argilla argil
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Examples from the Web for argal
Argal, he that is not guilty of his own death shortens not his own life.Familiar Quotations
Argal was a man of talents and energy, but selfish, haughty, and tyrannical.
After the departure of Argal, the French resumed their former station.
Argal, the more luxury among the rich the more money in the pockets of the poor.
Domitian favoured plays, argal, Domitian's domestic felicity was troubled by a player—Paris.
- another name for argol
- crude potassium hydrogentartrate, deposited as a crust on the sides of wine vats
C14: from Anglo-French argoil, of unknown origin
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