gallus

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Gallus common domestic birds and related forms
    • n gallus elastic straps that hold trousers up (usually used in the plural)
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n gallus A genus of gallinaceous birds, of the family Phasianidæ, having as type the domestic hen, G. domesticus, some if not all varieties of which are the modified descendants of Gallus ferrugineus or bankivus; the jungle-fowl. Sonnerat's jungle-fowl, Gallus sonnerati, is another example. The game-cock is now probably the nearest to the wild original of all the varieties of the domestic fowl.
    • n gallus In ichthyology, a genus of carangoid fishes.
    • n gallus In conchology, same as Strombus.
    • n gallus In classical antiquity, a priest of Cybele. The worship of this goddess was introduced into Rome from Phrygia in 204 b. c. It consisted essentially of wild and boisterous rites, and it was the usage that these priests should be eunuchs. The chief of the college was styled Archigallus.
    • gallus Same as gallows.
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Usage

In literature:

He ain't got but one gallus, and I bet he ain't been shaved for a week.
"The Sagebrusher" by Emerson Hough
A son of Decius, Hostilianus, together with Gallus, an experienced soldier, were now made emperors.
"A Smaller History of Rome" by William Smith and Eugene Lawrence
In the Christian era, Cestius Gallus made his disastrous expedition by the Valley of Ajalon, Beth-horon and Gibeon.
"With the British Army in The Holy Land" by Henry Osmond Lock
I'm my own man now, ye see, and what I earn of Uncle Sam I'm going to have a gallus old time with, you may bet your life on that!
"The Drummer Boy" by John Trowbridge
Gallus habet fratres, quorumst lepidissima coniunx Alterius, lepidus filius alterius.
"The Carmina of Caius Valerius Catullus" by Caius Valerius Catullus
And Gallus shall be known from East to West, So shall Lycoris whom he loved best.
"The Works of Christopher Marlowe, Vol. 3 (of 3)" by Christopher Marlowe
If your singletree chain broke, you fixed it wid mulberry skins; same wid your galluses.
"Slave Narratives Vol. XIV. South Carolina, Part 2" by Works Projects Administration
Gallus, Gallus, go not so near to the edge of the pond; it is deep, as I have warned you.
"Aurelian" by William Ware
As a youngster he roamed the woods, bare of foot and bare of head, his only garments a shirt and trousers held in place by a single gallus.
"Little Journeys to the Homes of the Great, Volume 7" by Elbert Hubbard
With Reflections upon Gallus Castratus.
"Microcosmography" by John Earle
Then he served the trousers and the "galluses" the same way; likewise Benny Ellison's socks.
"The Rival Campers Ashore" by Ruel Perley Smith
Gallus, Caninius, defended by Cicero, ii., 46.
"The Life of Cicero" by Anthony Trollope
Their present king was Gallus.
"The Ethnology of the British Islands" by Robert Gordon Latham
Two years afterwards, under the emperor Gallus, he was exiled to Centumcellae (Civita Vecchia), where he died.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 7, Slice 4" by Various
An', standin' on the gallus-tree, he sung a song which wuz all wrote off by hissef.
"The Old Soldiers Story" by James Whitcomb Riley
Gallus was appointed Caesar of the Eastern provinces, and thus Constantina's ambitions were appeased.
"Women of Early Christianity" by Alfred Brittain
It's gallus weak, I suppose, but I did, and you may laugh.
"Sir Hilton's Sin" by George Manville Fenn
And you, missus," tinning to Mrs Jenkles, "you're gallus clever, you are; but you may let your lodgings to some one else.
"Thereby Hangs a Tale" by George Manville Fenn
The Emperor Julian, in his youth, and his brother Gallus, were readers in the Church of Nicomedia.
"Valeria" by William Henry Withrow
His successor, Gallus, purchases a peace.
"The English Language" by Robert Gordon Latham
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In poetry:

"Old brogan shoes and homespun socks?" the very things I need;
For too much dress and fashion, sir, would my lithe step impede;
An old cord "gallus," friend, would hold my breeches on to me,
And I'd not care a snap about their bagging at the knee.
"If I Had A Million" by Samuel Alfred Beadle

In news:

Gallus Inc and ASL Print FX will be the hosts of a Package Printing Forum on Thursday, July 14 in Vaughan, ON, Canada.
Gallus and BHS are inviting folding carton manufacturers and paperboard converters from both North and South America to attend a technology seminar at Cadmus ' production facility in Charlotte, NC, USA, scheduled for November 1.
Cadmus has installed multiple press systems from Gallus/BHS for inline production of high-end folding cartons and has agreed to open its doors for this day only to host the event at its Whitehall facility.
Swiss press maker Gallus has opened two sales and service offices in Asia.
Gallus South East Asia ( Gallus SEA) is in Singapore, and Gallus India is in Mumbai.
The newly installed Gallus ICS670 in-line machine system at Emirates Printing Press .
The newly installed Gallus ICS670 in-line machine system at Emirates Printing Press.
The Gallus EM 410 label press at Stratus has a 16 web width, 10 print stations and three unwinds.
Obchodní tiskárni Kolín (OTK) - a print shop based 60 km east of Prague - has recently installed a Gallus EM 410 S nine-color flexographic press, making it the only one of its kind in the Czech Republic.
The Gallus Group, a manufacturer of narrow web presses and screen printing equipment based in St Gallen, Switzerland, reports turnover for 2007 at CHF289 million (US$295 million), up CHF6 million from 2006.
Among the more trivial of pursuits by industry watchers has been to theorize on what the Heidelberg giant will ever do with its 30 percent stake in Gallus Holding AG.
The common domestic fowl ( Gallus gallus ).
PHILADELPHIA, PA Gallus Printing Machinery Corp.
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In science:

In a fundamental and important discovery it was shown that developmental differences in a chicken (gallus gallus domesticus) gynandromorph (Rooster-Hen in 5a) are cell based and not hormone based [113, 22].
A Developmental Network Theory of Gynandromorphs, Sexual Dimorphism and Species Formation
However, results on the Spotted Sandpiper, Actidis macularia, the Wilson's Phalarope, Phalaropus tricolour, the Bar-headed Goose, Anser indicus, the Common Eider and the Bantam hen, Gallus domesticus, mitigate this assumption (Dittami, 1981; Oring et al., 1986, 1988; Sharp et al., 1988; Criscuolo et al., 2002).
Post-hatching parental care behaviour and hormonal status in a precocial bird
Sociobiol. 40, 101-106. Richard-Yris, M.A., Leboucher, G., Grillou, H., Richard, J.P., 1988. Développement des réponses parentales chez Gallus domesticus : effet de l'âge et du sexe.
Post-hatching parental care behaviour and hormonal status in a precocial bird
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