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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 previewThe Mirror of Literature, Amusement, and Instruction (1829)

Containing Original Essays; Historical Narratives; Biographical Memoirs; Manners and Customs; Topographical Descriptions; Sketches and Tales; Anecdotes; Select Extracts from New and Expensive Works; Poetry, and Original and Selected; the Spirit of the Public Journals; Discoveries in the Arts and Sciences; New Facts in Natural History, &c by Thomas Byerly, John Timbs

The vil#: agley is a short distance from romsgrove, in Worcestershire, whence boy, the pleasantest route to the park is to - turn to the oright on the Birmingham * road, which cuts the grounds into two mounts imequal parts. The house is a plain ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Modern English Usage (2010)

The Classic First Edition 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 previewAn Etymological Dictionary of the Scottish Language (1818)

In which the Words are Explained in Their Different Senses, Authorized by the Names of the Writers by Whom They are Used, Or the Titles of the Works in which They Occur, and Deduced from Their Originals by John Jamieson

AGLEY, A-GLY, adv. Off the right line, obliquely, wrong, S. Burns. V. Glky. AGRUFE, adv. In a flat or grovelling position, S. V. Grufe. A G WET. *. The name anciently given to the hill on which the castle of Edinburgh stands. Hatdyng. Corr. from ...

Google previewAn Etymological Dictionary of Modern English (2013)

by Ernest Weekley

agley 22 which stand midway hatween monosyllahic (e.g. Chinese) and inflexional (Aryan family). Cf. such tape-worm monstrosities of mod. chemistry as trinitrohenseneaso- chloronitrodiphenylhydrasine. Such words as ...

Google previewThe Wordsworth Dictionary of Phrase and Fable (2001)

by Ebenezer Cobham Brewer

Gang Agley, To (Scot.). To go wrong. The verb to glee, or gley, means to look asquint, sideways. The best-laid schemes of mice and men Gang alt agley. Burnt : To a Htmte. Gang-day. The day when boys gang ...

Google previewThe Chambers Dictionary (1998)

agley or aglee ' if// ' or j-gle ', (Scot) adv askew; awry, [a-1, and Scot gley squint] aglimmer j-glim ir,adjwnd adv in a glimmering state, [a-1 and glimmer1] aglirter ...

Google previewThe Cabinet dictionary of the English language (1871)

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Agley, off at a side, ...

Google previewA Law Dictionary, Or, The Interpreter of Words and Terms, (1708)

Used Either in the Common Or Statute Laws of that Part of Great Britain, Call'd England; and in Tenures and Jocular Customs

Achelaganz sylvao Agley.

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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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