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1) agley. The American HeritageŽ Dictionary of the English Language: Fourth Edition. 2000.
...Scots Off to one side; awry. a-2 + Scots gley, to squint (from Middle English glien, possibly of Scandinavian origin)....

2) 9322. Burns, Robert. The Columbia World of Quotations. 1996
...NUMBER:9322 QUOTATION:The best laid schemes o' mice and men Gang aft agley;An' lea'e us nought but grief an' pain, For promis'd joy! ATTRIBUTION:Robert Burns (1759-1796),...

3) Gang a-gley (To). Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898
...To go wrong (Scotch.) 1 "The best-laid schemes of mice and men Gang aft agley."Burns....

4) Glossary. Burns, Robert. 1909-14. Poems and Songs. The Harvard Classics
...at once. Aff-loof, offhand. A-fiel, afield. Afore, before. Aft, oft. Aften, often. Agley, awry. Ahin, behind. Aiblins, perhaps. Aidle, foul water. Aik, oak. Aiken,...

5) 144. To a Mouse. R. Burns. The Golden Treasury
...proving foresight may be vain: The best-laid schemes o' mice an' men Gang aft agley, 40 An' lea'e us nought but grief an' pain, For promised joy. Still thou art blest,...

6) 76. To a Mouse. Burns, Robert. 1909-14. Poems and Songs. The Harvard Classics
...foresight may be vain; The best-laid schemes o mice an men Gang aft agley, 40 An lea e us nought but grief an pain, For promis d joy! Still thou art blest, compar...

7) Notes: Book Third. Palgrave, Francis T., ed. 1875. The Golden Treasury
...L. 36.—Cranreuch, hoar-frost. L. 37.—Thy lane, alone. L. 40.—Agley, off the right line, awry. NO. CXLVII Perhaps the noblest stanzas in our language. NO. CXLVIII...

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