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  1. a seaport in SW Sri Lanka.
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Historical Examples of galle

  • The bishop also wrote to Galle, hoping to dissuade him from the contest.

    The Swedish Revolution Under Gustavus Vasa

    Paul Barron Watson

  • Certainly Galle showed forbearance in arguing the point at all.

  • It was first knowingly seen by Galle, of Berlin, on the 23rd of September, 1846.

  • He saieth also they took a galle; but that is a lie, for the Hollanders had non (as they say).

  • You know I had letters from a family long resident at Galle.

British Dictionary definitions for galle


  1. a port in SW Sri Lanka; along with other coastal settlements, it suffered badly in the Indian Ocean tsunami of December 2004. Pop: 90 270 (2001)Former name: Point de Galle
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