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Friday, April 06, 2012

agley

\uh-GLEE\ , adjective;
1.
Off the right line; awry; wrong.
Quotes:
Reasoning closely, I deduced that her interview with LP Runkle must have gone awry or, as I much prefer to put it, agley.
-- P. G. Wodehouse, Much Obliged, Jeeves
This had been one of those agley days.
-- Alisa Craig, The Grub-and-Stakers Move a Mountain
Origin:
Agley comes from the Middle English word glien meaning "a squint," as in "to look at sideways."
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