It is to be a literary battery to galvanise Grey Town into energy.
This shock was all the more terrible as it seemed to galvanise a corpse.
It might still be that she would be able to galvanise him into that lover's vitality, of which she had dreamed.
A Mr. Gilmore purchased it, and endeavoured to galvanise it into life.
Her voice seemed to galvanise him into life, and he started up and gazed at her wonderingly.
Madame Rachel can only galvanise the corpse, not revivify it.
The Weimar Parliament is so dead that only civil war can galvanise it to action.
Borrow strove to galvanise the General Committee into action.
There was not a living fibre in it, and my task was to try to galvanise the corpse.
Some are seeking to galvanise religious life by recurrence to evangelistic methods successfully operative half a century ago.
1802, from French galvaniser, from galvanisme (see galvanism). Figurative sense of "excite, stimulate (as if by electricity)" first recorded 1853. Meaning "to coat with metal by means of galvanic electricity" (especially to plate iron with tin, but now typically to plate it with zinc) is from 1839.
He'll swear that in her dancing she cuts all others out,Related: Galvanized; galvanizing.
Though like a Gal that's galvanized, she throws her legs about.
[Thomas Hood, "Love has not Eyes," 1845]