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or galet, garret

[gal-it] /ˈgæl ɪt/ Masonry.
spall (def 1).
verb (used with object)
to fill (a mortar joint) with gallets.
Origin of gallet
1705-15; < French galet pebble, Old French galet, jalet, derivative of Old North French gal pebble (said to be < Celtic, but MIr gall “pillar stone, standing stone” is only point of comparison) Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • And to him he said: "Remember, gallet, of this affair you know nothing."

    The Doctor of Pimlico William Le Queux
  • William of Jumieges calls him gallet; and says he was of Bayeux.

  • gallet was naturally well poised and independent and he did not do as the rest did.

    Musical Memories Camille Saint-Sans
  • There is neither hope nor remedy, said gallet; the man is quite out of his wits, and forsaken of God.

  • He did not show me any cause at all, said gallet, only that in a great anger he spoke some words of cakes.

  • gallet was not a musician, but he enjoyed and understood music, and he criticised with rare good taste.

    Musical Memories Camille Saint-Sans
  • We were looking about for a subject, when gallet came to my house and timidly, as if fearing a rebuff, proposed Benvenuto Cellini.

    Musical Memories Camille Saint-Sans
  • gallet used the same blank verse in Déjanire, although its use here was more debatable, but he handled it with surprising skill.

    Musical Memories Camille Saint-Sans
  • One evening after supper he went to the shop of a grocer, gallet, a song-writer and boon companion.

    Curiosities of Impecuniosity H. G. Somerville
  • gallet was away, so the poet undertook to serve the lady, saying to her, “Is that all you want?”

    Curiosities of Impecuniosity H. G. Somerville

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