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 Galley (g hard).Gal’lia (g hard). 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Galley Pence.
 
Genoese coin brought over by merchants (“galleymen”), who used the Galley Wharf, Thames Street. These pence, or rather halfpence, were larger than our own.   1
 


 Galley (g hard).Gal’lia (g hard). 

 
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