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 Galian’a (g hard).Gall and Wormwood. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Galimau’frey or Gallimau’frey (g hard).
 
A medley; any confused jumble of things; but strictly speaking, a hotchpotch made up of all the scraps of the larder. (French, galimafrée; Spanish, gallofa, “broken meat,” gallofero, a beggar.)   1
       
“He woos both high and low, both rich and poor,
Both young and old, one with another, Ford;
He loves thy gaily-mawfry [all sorts].”
       
Shakespeare: Merry Wives, ii. 1.
 


 Galian’a (g hard).Gall and Wormwood. 

 
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