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galet

[gal-it] /ˈgæl ɪt/
noun, verb (used with object)
1.

gallet

or galet, garret

[gal-it] /ˈgæl ɪt/ Masonry.
noun
1.
spall (def 1).
verb (used with object)
2.
to fill (a mortar joint) with gallets.
Origin of gallet
1705-1715
1705-15; < French galet pebble, Old French galet, jalet, derivative of Old North French gal pebble (said to be < Celtic, but MIr gall “pillar stone, standing stone” is only point of comparison)
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  • Mlle. galet had at first refused the round sum he had offered her; she had ended by accepting it with tender gratitude.

    Samuel Brohl & Company Victor Cherbuliez
  • Mlle. galet, whom, according to your orders, I supplied with her quarter's allowance.

    Samuel Brohl & Company Victor Cherbuliez
  • This bouquet—the most beautiful Mlle. galet ever had received—caused her great astonishment.

    Samuel Brohl & Company Victor Cherbuliez
  • She entered; Mlle. galet was not there, but he was there, the man whom she had come to seek.

    Samuel Brohl & Company Victor Cherbuliez
  • Mlle. galet never for a moment doubted that these famous camellias were given for my sake.

    Samuel Brohl & Company Victor Cherbuliez
  • He was, however, soon convinced that galet was right, and that there was reason for alarm.

    William the Conqueror Jacob Abbott
  • William was at first inclined to disbelieve the story which galet told him, and to think that there was no cause to fear.

    William the Conqueror Jacob Abbott
  • "galet," said Mlle. Moiseney, bridling up, for she had been impatiently awaiting an opportunity to put in a word.

    Samuel Brohl & Company Victor Cherbuliez
  • For the same reasons, galet cannot be tried; although a peasant, a dangerous man, and dealing openly in poisons.

    Princes and Poisoners Frantz Funck-Brentano

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