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Definition of the adverb agley

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  1. [chiefly Scotland] Wrong in the sense of awry, askew, amiss, or distorted.

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Google previewA Dictionary of Modern English Usage: The Classic First Edition (2009)

by H. W. Fowler

gang agley is a BATTERED ORNAMENT. ganglion. PI. -lia gangway.Below the g., as a parliamentary phrase, is applied to members whose customary seat ...

Google previewRandom House Webster's Rhyming Dictionary (2008)

by Random House

sway, they, trait, tray, trey, way, weigh, whey, yea; abbé, affray, agley, airplay, airway, allay, all-day, archway, array, ashtray, assay, astray, au fait, away, aweigh , ballet, base pay, beignet, belay, beltway, beret, betray, bewray, bidet, bike- way, ...

Google previewDictionary of Quotations (English) (1908)

by Philip Hugh Dalbiac

“ The best laid schemes 0' mice an“ men, Gang aft agley, An' lea'e us nought but grief ...

Google previewThe Fireside Encyclopaedia of Poetry (1881)

Comprising the Best Poems of the Most Famous Writers, English and American by Henry Troth Coates

But, Mousie, thou art no thy lane, In proving foresight may be vain : The best-laid schemes o' mice an' men Gang aft agley, ...

Google previewA Dictionary of the Scottish Language (1845)

by Thomas Brown

AGLEY, A-GLY, adv.

Google previewNew Comprehensive A-Z Crossword Dictionary (1996)

by Edy G. Schaffer


Google previewThe Encyclopaedia Britannica ... (1903)

A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences and General Literature ... in Thirty Volumes with New American Supplement

- - Humbol agley Herndon ale * Kopit- r | * * ton Riant, 1897 and 1-02, ex. The century Co. s Atton ...

Google previewThe Concise Oxford Dictionary of Current English (1919)

by Francis George Fowler

gang agley* (-a), v.l. (Sc., facet.). Go wrong, come to grief. garden, g. city, industrial or other town laid out systematically with a view to spacious and attractive surroundings ; so g. suburb. garibaldi.

Google previewJamieson's Dictionary of the Scottish Language (1867)

In which the Words are Explained in Their Different Senses.. by John Jamieson, John Johnstone (of Edinburgh.), John Longmuir

AGLEE, AGLEY, A-Gly, adr. Of the right line; obliquely , wrong, S. Burns. V. Gley. AGNAT, AGNATE, AGNET, s. The nearest paternal relation. Chalmers' Life of Mary. Lat. agnati. AGREATION, s. Agreement ...

Google previewThe Encyclopaedia Britannica (1911)

A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and General Information by Hugh Chrisholm

There is sometimes a tendency to talk of the Admiralty as a place where, through civilian agency, the best naval plans “gang aft agley.” This is a complete fallacy. Admirals have played a great part in the Admiralty and in its history, past and ...

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The best laid schemes o' Mice an' Men, Gang aft agley, An' lea'e us nought but grief an' pain, For promis'd joy (Robert Burns)
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Scrabble value of A1G2L1E1Y4

The value of this 5-letter word is 9 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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