- Scot bold; daring; reckless
a variant of gallows used as an adjective, meaning fit for the gallows
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Examples from the Web for gallus
But gallus birds like you and your company, it's best for us not to be seen in company with.Romance
Joseph Conrad and F.M. Hueffer
The word Gallus, a Gaul, is of course the same as the Irish gal, a stranger.
Gallus, Gallus, go not so near to the edge of the pond; it is deep, as I have warned you.
Gallus unrestrained is a slave—a slave of passion and the sport of chance.
I had not forgotten Paulus; I had seen with my own eyes Gallus.Treatises on Friendship and Old Age
Marcus Tullius Cicero