Gallo

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Gallo

  1. A Romance language spoken in north-west France, see Gallo language.
  2. A brand of low-priced California wine
    • 1987, John Kennedy Toole, A Confederacy of Dunces, page 49
      "A few bottles of Gallo muscatel, and you with all them trinkets."
    • 2002, Elmore Leonard, Glitz, page 1
      But Vincent was carrying a sack of groceries. He wasn't going to drop a half gallon of Gallo Hearty Burgundy, a bottle of prune juice and a jar of Ragu spaghetti sauce on the sidewalk.
    • 2003, Rob Loughran, High Steaks, page 108
      On a good day he'd rip through several bottles of Gallo White Port and a fifth of bargain scotch. If he stumbled upon a twenty-dollar bill he would drink Irish whiskey.
    • 2004, Andrew Hartwood, Murder in Grosse Pointe: The 49th Grave, page 26
      I ate the result, drank some Gallo white and was ready to shout instructions and encouragement to Buddy Bell and the Tigers [...].
    • 2006, Tom Perrotta, Little Children, page 284:
      "I'll get it," she said. "I promised your mother I'd keep an eye on you." Yeah, right, Ronnie thought, you and the Gallo Brothers.
    • 2007, Joan Hess, Damsels in Distress, page 50:
      The last thing I wanted was to lapse into maudlin snuffling, or get stopped for driving while under the influence of the Gallo boys

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