• Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Wind-gall a puffy swelling about the fetlock joints of a horse
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. wind; Ice. vindr, Ger. wind, L. ventus, Gr. aētēs, Sans. vāta, wind.


In literature:

This condition is known among horsemen as "wind-gall" or "fetlock-gall.
"Lameness of the Horse" by John Victor Lacroix
In other words, a Wind Gall has formed.
"The Veterinarian" by Chas. J. Korinek
Ulysses' chambers through the winding stairs And gall'ries of the house.
"The Odyssey of Homer" by Homer
In many places the dry winds have caught up these sands, when laid bare at low water, and elevated them into dunes or galls.
"The Continental Monthly, Vol. 3, No. 1 January 1863" by Various
Do not wind the links around me thus, lest they gall my spirit; lest I feel the fetters, and wish them broken!
"Traditions of Lancashire, Volume 2 (of 2)" by John Roby
The lower part of a rainbow visible towards the horizon, and betokening squally weather: it is fainter than the wind-gall.
"The Sailor's Word-Book" by William Henry Smyth
For bog Spavin, wind gall, curb or splint, apply the ointment every six days.
"One Thousand Secrets of Wise and Rich Men Revealed" by C. A. Bogardus
The old thing has wind-gall, as bad, I tell you, Karl, as Moses' David's corns.
"Seed-time and Harvest" by Fritz Reuter
Cracked Heels; Lice; Colic; Mud Fever; Wind Galls.
"Scientific American, Vol. XXXIX.--No. 24. [New Series.], December 14, 1878" by Various

In poetry:

"Now turn I towards the Shepherd: lo,
An aged Ram, flapp'd, gnarly-horn'd,
With bones that crackle o'er the snow,
Rheum'd, wind-gall'd, rag-fleec'd, burr'd and thorn'd.
"The Hard Times In Elfland [A Story of Christmas Eve]" by Sidney Lanier
The wind that chanced to blow that day
Was easterly, and rather strong, too:
It loved to see the galling way
That clothes vex those whom they belong to:
"Now watch me," cried this spell of weather,
"I'll rid him of it altogether."
"The Impetuous Breeze And The Diplomatic Sun" by Guy Wetmore Carryl

In news:

Francis Galles lives on a retired priest's income, but he doesn't mind paying an extra 60 bucks a year to make sure some of the energy he uses comes from the wind turbines churning across southern Minnesota.