gads my life, if I thought it were so, I would this moment renounce all communication with you.
Ur and Arthur went at the basket and Lawn Dyarrig at twisting the gads.
One can't suppose that he's rich enough to fling all his salary to an understudy while he gads.
Instead of sticking to his job, he gads about on the Prospect and plays cards.
Although she gads about so much, she doesnt neglect her household duties.
gads fish, man, said the king, thou shalt have the place for thy downright honesty.
Other instances are to be found where the billets are termed delves or gads.
In entering the gads, it will be well to insert them in the selected seam at about 1ft.
I thought of the great pine back on the old farm in Ontario, and the "timber" looked to me like gads and switches.
One side used as a hammer is called the poll, and is employed to drive in the gads, or to loosen and detach prominences.
"to rove about," mid-15c., perhaps a back-formation from Middle English gadeling (Old English gædeling) "kinsman, fellow, companion in arms," but which had a deteriorated sense of "rogue, vagabond" by c.1300 (it also had a meaning "wandering," but this is attested only from 16c.); or else it should be associated with gad (n.) "a goad for driving cattle." Related: Gadding.
"goad, metal rod," early 13c., from Old Norse gaddr "spike, nail," from Proto-Germanic *gadaz "pointed stick" (see yard (n.2)).