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Gallagher

surname, from Irish Gallchobhar "foreign-help."

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

Examples from the Web for gallagher

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  • There was only one thing for Gallagher to do––get the killing over in quick time.

    When the West Was Young

    Frederick R. Bechdolt

  • "He got us into this, he did; promised us a fortune if we'd join him," Gallagher said sulkily.

    The Pirate of Panama

    William MacLeod Raine

  • Gallagher looked at me imploringly while Bothwell fitted the cubes.

    The Pirate of Panama

    William MacLeod Raine

  • Alderson and Gallagher were the only men I had brought ashore with me.

    The Pirate of Panama

    William MacLeod Raine

  • I don't care about the cattleman, but Gallagher and Alderson were my shipmates.

    The Pirate of Panama

    William MacLeod Raine


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