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Aglee

Definitions

  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adv Aglee (Scot.) off the right line: wrong.
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Pfx. a-, and Scot. gley, gleg, squint.

Usage

In literature:

You know it would never do to have anything 'gang aglee' in which the pater is interested.
"For Woman's Love" by Mrs. E. D. E. N. Southworth
I can readily see that many other well meant plans will 'gang aglee,' but I am sorry.
"Recollections of Abraham Lincoln 1847-1865" by Ward Hill Lamon
Each generation is granted a small group of men who set the world aglee and become the distributors of smiles and laughter.
"The Bible and Life" by Edwin Holt Hughes
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In poetry:

In the deep heart of every forest tree
The blood is all aglee,
And there's a look about the leafless bowers
As if they dreamed of flowers.
"Spring" by Henry Timrod