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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 (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 does not imply close association with the official policy of the party on whose side of the House they sit. gantry, gaun-. In the modern engineering sense the first spelling is usual. Ganymede. See SOBRIQUETS. gaol, gaoler, jail, jailor, &c. ' In British ...

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 on-tru-th-ful-ly preserre an agglutinative character (Whimey). aggrandixe. From F. agrandir. It. aggrandire, from L. grandis. For -ixe cf. adeertise. aggravate. From L. aggracare, to mahe heavy, gracis. Cf. aggrieve. aggregate. From L. aggregare, to form ...

Google previewThe English Dialect Dictionary, Being the Complete Vocabulary of All Dialect Words Still in Use, Or Known to Have Been in Use During the Last Two Hundred Years: F-M (1900)

by Joseph Wright

agley. Rut'. Baxter lads ding him ajee With barm swats and barley bree, ...

Google previewChambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary (part 1 of 4: A-D)

by Various

Agley, Aglee, aglē′, adv.(Scot.) offthe right line: wrong. [Pfx. a,and Scot. gley,gleg,squint.] Aglimmer, aglim′ėr, adv.ina glimmeringstate. Aglow, aglō′, adj.and adv. verywarm: redhot. Agnail, ag′nāl,n. an inflammation round the toe or finger nail: a whitlow:a hangnail. [A.S.angnægl—ang, tight,and nægl, a nail; confounded inmeaning by the dictionary makers with Fr. angonailles, blotches, ...

Google previewRandom House Webster's Rhyming Dictionary (2008)

by Random House

a, aye, bay, bey, brae, bray, cay, chez, clay, day, dey, dray, ey, fay, Fay, fey, flay, fray, gay, gray, grey, hay, hey, jay, Jay, Kay, lay, lei, Mae, may, May, nay, née, neigh, pay, play, pray, prey, quay, ray, Ray, say, sei, shay, slay, sleigh, spay, splay, spray, stay, stray, 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, ...

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 ...

Google previewThe rhymers' lexicon (1971)

by Andrew Loring, George Saintsbury

affray agley allay alackaday array Ascension-day assay assegai astay astray au fait auto-de-fe away aweìgh . ауе Ьау Ьеу Ье1ау be pray betray bewray bobsleigh bobstay Bordelais bouquet brae bray bridle-way cabriolet caraway castaway Christmas-day clay convey corvée coryphée coupé dapple-bay dapple - gray day dead-pay decay defray dejeuner delay dey disarray dismay disobey display distrait dragonnée dray drey Easter-day émigré employé employée entremets essay ...

Google previewThe Routledge Dictionary of Pronunciation for Current English (2017)

by Clive Upton, William A. Kretzschmar, Jr.

Itprop AM 'aed;ot prap agleam BR o'glim AM o'glim aglet BR 'aglit, -s AM 'aeglot, - S 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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