- to frighten or scare.
Origin of gally
1695–1705; compare earlier gallow, apparently representing Old English agælwan to frighten
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Examples from the Web for gally
We have with us one book of Gally Knight's, but it is only the Norman book.
Here Gally might well be talking of the Clarendon kind of portrait.
Gally, then, is not as Theophrastan as he professes vi to be.
Jack was handy in the cabin, and capital feller to carry soup from the gally, aft.Jack Tier or The Florida Reef
James Fenimore Cooper
One bit of detail which Gally Knight saw may still be seen untouched.