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gall and wormwood

Strong feelings of bitterness and resentment. ("Gall" is bile and "wormwood" is a bitter plant.) Ever since I lost the election for school president, I only feel gall and wormwood when I think of my unworthy opponent.
See also: and, gall, wormwood

dip (one's) pen in gall

To write something that conveys one's animosity, anger, or malice. The critic must have dipped his pen in gall before writing that very negative review.
See also: dip, gall, pen

wormwood and gall

Bitterness, resentment, disappointment, or humiliation; a figurative source of such feelings. Let me tell you, the life of an book publisher is full of wormwood and gall these days. My aunt relished cruel, embittered opinions on people and the world, seeming to prefer feasting on wormwood and gall than the many joys life brings.
See also: and, gall, wormwood

have the gall to do something

Fig. to have sufficient arrogance to do something. I bet you don't have the gall to argue with the mayor. Only Jane has the gall to ask the boss for a second raise this month.
See also: gall, have

dip your pen in gall

write unpleasantly or spitefully.
Gall is another word for bile, the bitter secretion of the liver; it is used in many places in the Bible as a metaphor for bitterness or affliction. See also wormwood and gall (at wormwood).
See also: dip, gall, pen

wormwood and gall

a source of bitter mortification and grief. literary
Gall is bile, a substance secreted by the liver and proverbial for its bitterness, while wormwood is an aromatic plant with a bitter taste. The expression originated in reference to various passages in the Bible, for example Lamentations 3:19: ‘Remembering mine affliction and my misery, the wormwood and the gall’.
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Most galls were observed on leaves (77%), a world pattern noted by Mani (1964), and confirmed by Maia (2013) for restinga areas and Goncalves-Alvim and Fernandes (2001) for cerrado vegetation.
fagi-induced galls collected from the forest edges and forest interiors did not differ significantly (pgreater than 0.
TABLE 1 Number of clones, area, ramet density, estimated number of ramets (area X density), number of recorded oviposition scars, and number of induced galls for each of six study plots.
The tendency to a higher accumulation of carbohydrates in galls in time-based analysis was related to the dynamics of gall development as reported by Marmit & Sharma (2008) on Mangifera indica (Anacardiaceae).
In this way, when Fajri cultivar had more abundant galls but had low nitrogen level and Sarooli had maximum nitrogen level (Fig.
Many galls, especially those on oaks, concentrate tannins in their tissues.
To evaluate the distribution of discoid galls within the tree crown we recorded the number of galls on the compound leaves of C.
These galls appear in midsummer with adults emerging around September.
Keywords: Empyema gall bladder, Laparoscopic cholecystectomy.
Ectopic liver attached to gall bladder is a rare condition due to aberrant migration during the embryological development of liver.
Key Words: Histopathology, Cholecystitis, Carcinoma gall bladder
Guinness World Record confirmed that the record has been approved and 'The youngest person to have gallstones and gall bladder removed is Mohammad SafiUllah (Pakistan b.
Cholecyctectomy is the surgical procedure that removes the gall bladder from your body.