Gaul

Definitions

  • Terrific Combat between Titus Manlius and a Gaul of gigantic stature
    Terrific Combat between Titus Manlius and a Gaul of gigantic stature
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Gaul an ancient region of western Europe that included what is now northern Italy and France and Belgium and part of Germany and the Netherlands
    • n Gaul a Celt of ancient Gaul
    • n Gaul a person of French descent
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Gaul A native or inhabitant of Gaul.
    • Gaul The Anglicized form of Gallia, which in the time of the Romans included France and Upper Italy (Transalpine and Cisalpine Gaul).
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n Gaul An inhabitant of ancient Gaul, a country divided by the Alps into Cisalpine Gaul (northern Italy) and Transalpine Gaul (modern France, with Belgium and parts of Germany, of Switzerland, and of the Netherlands); specifically, a member of the Gallic or Celtic race, in distinction from other races settled in the same regions.—2. In modern use, a Frenchman: as, the lively Gaul.
    • n Gaul etc. An obsolete or occasional spelling of gall, gall, etc.
    • Gaul See gowl, yowl.
    • n Gaul A wooden pole or bar used as a lever.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Gaul gawl a name of ancient France: an inhabitant of Gaul
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Quotations

  • Florence Sabin
    Florence Sabin
    “The prohibition law, written for weaklings and derelicts, has divided the nation, like Gaul, into three parts -- wets, drys, and hypocrites.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. Gaule, fr. L. Gallia, fr. Gallus, a Gaul
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr.,—L. Gallus; perh. conn. with A.S. wealh, foreign.

Usage

In literature:

The poor beaten remnant of the tribe he ordered at once to retrace their steps into Switzerland and to enter Gaul no more.
"A Treasury of Heroes and Heroines" by Clayton Edwards
The next year the Gauls were to come, and Camillus was to be revenged upon his ungrateful country.
"Historic Tales, Volume 11 (of 15)" by Charles Morris
A new chapter in his life was opened by the visit which he made to Julius Caesar in Gaul (54 B.C.).
"Great Men and Famous Women. Vol. 1 of 8" by Various
Arrived within the tent of Caesar, the scourge of Gaul, Albinik and Meroe were freed of their bonds.
"The Brass Bell" by Eugène Sue
There was a race of half-civilized people on the banks of the Danube called Gauls.
"Pyrrhus" by Jacob Abbott
Rumors of this reached Gaul.
"Hannibal" by Jacob Abbott
The Romans in Gaul B.C.
"A Student's History of England, v. 1 (of 3)" by Samuel Rawson Gardiner
The affinities of the ancient language of Gaul.
"A Handbook of the English Language" by Robert Gordon Latham
The Extension of Roman Culture in Gaul.
"Introduction to the Science of Sociology" by Robert E. Park
Even then the Britons still fought without helmet or shield, as did the Gauls of old before Rome.
"A History of England Principally in the Seventeenth Century, Volume I (of 6)" by Leopold von Ranke
At this point is the beginning of the Gauls.
"The Roman History of Ammianus Marcellinus" by Ammianus Marcellinus
Then there had arisen a demand, a most unusual demand, for the other Gaul also.
"The Life of Cicero" by Anthony Trollope
It was while proconsul of Gaul in the years 58-50 B.C.
"Library of the World's Best Literature, Ancient and Modern, Vol. 7" by Various
They were not yet acknowledged entire masters of Gaul and northern Spain.
"A Short History of Spain" by Mary Platt Parmele
Their leaders endeavoured to set up kingdoms of their own all over Gaul and Spain.
"The Formation of Christendom, Volume VI" by Thomas W. (Thomas William) Allies
Red was the favorite color of the Gauls, purple of the Romans, and saffron of the Greeks.
"Rugs: Oriental and Occidental, Antique & Modern" by Rosa Belle Holt
Tetricus I., brass (Emperor in Gaul).
"A History of Horncastle from the earliest period to the present time" by James Conway Walter
Abandoned by the citizens, the city was taken, plundered, and burned by {256} the Gauls.
"History of Human Society" by Frank W. Blackmar
Aye, to-day so runs love in Gaul!
"The Iron Pincers" by Eugène Sue
Like other rich convents of Gaul, the abbey of Meriadek had its little gold and silver shop.
"The Abbatial Crosier" by Eugène Sue
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In poetry:

He spurs his whinnying horse; at the river
Gaul it stops, spattered with foam.
"Let the Norwegian cowards shiver;
I never betray my ancient home."
"Hakon Jarl's Death" by Adam Gottlob Oehlenschlaeger
The knowledge gleaned from Greece and Rome,
From studious Teuton, sprightly Gaul,
The lettered page, the mellow tome,
And poets' wisdom more than all;-
"The Door Of Humility" by Alfred Austin
One after one, they came, they come,
Gaul, Goth, Savoy, to work their will;
She answers, when She most seems dumb,
``I wore the Crown, I wear it still.
"The Door Of Humility" by Alfred Austin
No distant clime shall servile airs impart,
Or form these limbs with pliant ease to play;
Trembling I view the Gaul's illusive art,
That steals my loved rusticity away.
"Elegy XIV. Declining an Invitation To Visit Foreign Countries" by William Shenstone
The nations have trembled—have cower'd in the dust,
Even the Alps heard the conqueror's song,
When the Genius of Gaul, with unquenchable thirst,
Push'd her eagles resistless along!
"To The British Channel" by Robert Bloomfield
Nor the land of the Gaul quit, when these you've admir'd,
But haste, in the garments of mourning attir'd,
To pour forth your tribute of grief, though unheard,
Where the parents of Louis Sixteenth lie interred.
"Enigma XXlV." by Elizabeth Hitchener

In news:

Moral ambiguity at center of this tale By LOU GAUL Staff Writer PhillyBurbs.com.
Move follows output deal with Gaul's Metropolitan.
Gaul 's wife of 26 years, Pam Gaul , said he was drawn to stories where he thought he could make a difference.
Toledo Senior Mack Gaul has certainly made his mark on the 2012 football season, after scoring three touchdowns Friday against Kalama, but he has also established is his second sport.
Solid haul of Gaul 's gold.
View full size Joseph M. Fairview Park Mayor Joseph M Gaul annexed NASA office buildings and helped to develop pioneer housing for senior citizens.
(Yong Kim/Staff Photographer Gerald Gaul ).
Plymouth City Engineer Rick Gaul presented new change orders concerning the project to the Redevelopment Commission Tuesday night.
Drake running back Gabe Ruzzier-Gaul gains a first down in the first quarter of Drake's 30-27 win over Piner at Piner High School Saturday.
Officers responded just before 11 pm to Pacifica Pizza at 500 Main St for a report of an armed robbery, said Sgt Steven Gaul.
Lou Gaul is the film critic at Calkins Media.
Taking a position that threatens to turn the theatrical 3D business upside down, France's film board the CNC has announced plans to phase out all silver screens from Gaul's theaters within five years.
Indiana Jones fans will dig complete box set By Lou Gaul Staff writer PhillyBurbs.com.
Gaul show us how to control our chipping distance, simply by changing our club.
There's a message in this madness By LOU GAUL Staff Writer PhillyBurbs.com.
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In science:

Gaul ´e, Rules for the occurrence of superconducti vity among the elements, alloys and compounds, Tech.
Quantum Criticality and Novel Phases: Summary and Outlook
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