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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Gall’oway (g hard).
 
A horse less than fifteen hands high, of the breed which originally came from Galloway in Scotland.   1
        “Thrust him downstairs! Know we not Galloway nags?”—Shakespeare: 2 Henry IV., ii. 4.
        “The knights and esquires are well mounted on large bay horses, the common people on little Galloways.”—S. Lanier: Boy’s Froissart, book i. chap. xiv. p. 25.
 


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