Origin of galley slave
Examples from the Web for galley slave
My dear Katherine, the child has worked like a galley-slave for you all!The Dull Miss Archinard|Anne Douglas Sedgwick
I intended it, but I had not time; these rehearsals kill me—I might as well be a galley-slave.
With how sinking a heart does one galley-slave watch its approach!Doctor Cupid|Rhoda Broughton
He had resolved that under no pressure would he marry the daughter of O'Hara, the galley-slave.An Eye for an Eye|Anthony Trollope
He, the galley-slave, might have hidden himself forever in an honest family; he had withstood this temptation.Les Misrables|Victor Hugo