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Gallagher

surname, from Irish Gallchobhar "foreign-help."

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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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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