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  • WordNet 3.6
    • n gully deep ditch cut by running water (especially after a prolonged downpour)
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Gully A channel or hollow worn in the earth by a current of water; a short deep portion of a torrent's bed when dry.
    • Gully A grooved iron rail or tram plate.
    • n Gully A large knife.
    • v. i Gully To flow noisily.
    • v. t Gully To wear into a gully or into gullies.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n gully A channel or hollow worn in the earth by a current of water; a narrow ravine; a ditch; a gutter.
    • n gully An iron tram-plate or rail.
    • gully To wear into a gully or channel; form gullies in.
    • gully To run, as water, with a noise.
    • n gully A kind of knife; a sheathknife. See the first extract.
    • n gully A catch-basin.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Gully gul′i (Scot.) a big knife
    • Gully Also Gull′ey
    • n Gully gul′i a channel worn by running water: a ditch: a ravine
    • v.t Gully to wear a gully or channel in
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
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In literature:

Dey er all bin yer, en I lay dey er hidin' out in de big gully down dar in de holler.
"Nights With Uncle Remus" by Joel Chandler Harris
The sand gully opened towards the sea in a diagonal direction.
"The Boy Slaves" by Mayne Reid
Melchior nodded, and strode on at once for the foot of the narrow rift, which looked like a gully or shoot, down which the snow fell from above.
"The Crystal Hunters" by George Manville Fenn
From the high ground the water had gullied for its passage a channel to the lower end.
"Field and Forest" by Oliver Optic
The warriors fell back in good order and sought refuge in these gullies which would hold hundreds.
"The Border Watch" by Joseph A. Altsheler
For the sake of convenience these parties were placed near Hell Spit, in Reserve Gully, and other features which afforded the necessary cover.
"The 28th: A Record of War Service in the Australian Imperial Force, 1915-19, Vol. I" by Herbert Brayley Collett
I went along the Krithia road till I came to The Gully I once reached late one evening, when Thomson and I were sniped at.
"The Incomparable 29th and the "River Clyde"" by George Davidson
Brown's Gully, already sombre with the shadows of evening, showed dark and deep before them.
"Bert Lloyd's Boyhood" by J. McDonald Oxley
Then the three started along a dry gully just above the inlet.
"An Undivided Union" by Oliver Optic
Without waiting for their complete units, these little groups crawled, floundered, and wriggled their way up the gully on to the hill.
"The Kangaroo Marines" by R. W. Campbell
A quarter of a mile away, and they were forced to lie down in a gully among sodden leaves and hold their breath while two Shawnees passed.
"The Keepers of the Trail" by Joseph A. Altsheler
After a short conversation with Tao he went back to his station by the rock, and we proceeded onward down the gully to the river bank.
"The Fire People" by Ray Cummings
The noise led her to the head of a gully that sloped down toward the river's edge.
"Ruth Fielding on the St. Lawrence" by Alice B. Emerson
Casting a glance toward the construction-train, Alex leaped into the gully, out of sight.
"The Young Railroaders" by Francis Lovell Coombs
Bright sunshine rested on the jagged ridge above, but the gully lay in shadow; and, growing cold, the man went on again.
"Prescott of Saskatchewan" by Harold Bindloss
Nestling in the scrub at the head of a gully running into the Newanga was a typical Australian humpy.
"Fifty-Two Stories For Girls" by Various
These gullies interlace with one another, one leading into another, and stretching out little arms in all directions.
"Peeps At Many Lands: Australia" by Frank Fox
He remembered having crossed it the day he left John and Tom, and soon he found a path leading down into the gully.
"Far Past the Frontier" by James A. Braden
All day axes resounded in the firs, and picks were busy in the gullies.
"They of the High Trails" by Hamlin Garland
They would sweep down into the gully, stampede the horses, and trample all the camp stuff into bits!
"The Boy Settlers" by Noah Brooks

In poetry:

And where was once the verdant knoll,
Gullies are yawning wide;
And when it rains the waters roll
In torrents down my side.
"Joe's Farm" by Samuel Alfred Beadle
Then, blinded oft by the lightning’s flash,
Down the steep hillside we sped,
And at times we slipped on the sodden path
That ran to the gully’s bed.
"The Legend of Cooee Gully" by Henry Lawson
Now her afterdraught gullies him too down;
Now he wrings for breath with the deathgush brown;
Till a lifebelt and God's will
Lend him a lift from the sea-swill.
"The Loss Of The Eurydice" by Gerard Manley Hopkins
And still in the sound of the rushing rain,
When the night comes dark and drear,
From the pitch-black side of that gully wide
The coo-ee you’ll hear and hear.
"The Legend of Cooee Gully" by Henry Lawson
Over scarp, over fen,
over gully and glen
I have gone on the feet of the breeze,
ever meaning to find
an abode for my mind
in the mountains and valleys and seas.
"The Solitary" by Jonas Hallgrimsson
And love which I had scarcely known
Leaped upward as I heard;
I blessed the creek, the mossy stone,
The fern along the gully strown,
The little beasts, the piping bird.
"The Faun" by John Le Gay Brereton

In news:

Craft spies interesting gullies on asteroid Vesta.
The Lauderdale County Sheriff's Department is seeking information about Lanisha Gully.
Gully is a 19-year-old black female who stands approximately 5' 8 in height, weighing 170 pounds.
City parks are being used to help slow the flow of rainwater into sewers especially gully washers.
Gully McGrath and Johnny Depp shed some light on Dark Shadows.
Zimmerman lived in Doe Gully until he was in sixth grade.
Doctor's Gully Listen to the Odyssey log: Real Audio - >28k.
Check out the Scandinavian jib squad consisting of Kalle Ohlson, Hans Ahlund, Gulli and the locals Erik Botner and Danny Larsen…This Log shows you some unreleased bangers and dope slams.
At King and Marshall streets in Brooklyn, rainwater turned the soil into a gully.
If you've been wishing for a real storm, a real gully-washer, you certainly got your wish on Saturday.
Runners will have to deal with several ravines and gullies on the course.
I'm talking about a real, West Texas, gully-washin' frog- strangler here.
Gulli Gudmundsson, Eiki Helgason, Danny Larsen and Teo Konttinen take on Sweden .
Gullies Seen on Vesta .
Craft spies interesting gullies on asteroid Vesta .

In science:

Note that the flow is attracted into the gully between these two dashed lines and asymptotically gives E → 0 and J → ∞.
Statistical Mechanical Analysis of the Dynamics of Learning in Perceptrons
Figure 6 shows that the flow is drawn into the gully between the curves Jc,1 (E ) and Jc,2 (E ).
Statistical Mechanical Analysis of the Dynamics of Learning in Perceptrons