gallus

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gallus (ˈɡæləs)
 
adj
(Scot) bold; daring; reckless
 
[a variant of gallows used as an adjective, meaning fit for the gallows]

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gallus

noun
1. elastic straps that hold trousers up (usually used in the plural) [syn: brace
2. common domestic birds and related forms 
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