See also:liver known as " bile," the
See also:term being also used of the
See also:pear-shaped diverticulum of the bile-duct, which forms a
See also:reservoir for the bile, more generally known as the "
See also:gall-bladder " (see LIVER) . From the extreme bitterness of the secretion, " gall," like the
See also:Lat. fel, is used for anything extremely bitter, whether actually or metaphorically . From the idea that the gall-bladder was the dominating
See also:organ of a bitter,
See also:sharp temperament, " gall " was formerly used in
See also:English for such a spirit, and also for one very ready to resent injuries . It thus survives in
See also:slang, with the meaning " impudence " or " assurance." " Gall," meaning a sore or painful swelling, especially on a
See also:horse, may be the same word, derived from an early use of the word as meaning "
See also:poison." On the other
See also:hand, in Romanic
See also:languages, the Fr.
See also:galle, Sp. agalla, a
See also:wind-gall or puffy distension of the synovial bursa on the fetlock joint of a horse, is derived from the Lat. galla,
See also:apple, from which comes the English " gall," meaning an excrescence on trees caused by certain
See also:insects .
FRANZ JOSEPH GALL (1758-1828)
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