agley

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adverb \ə-ˈglā, -ˈglē, -ˈglī\

Definition of agley

chiefly Scotland

  1. :  awry, wrong the best-laid schemes o' mice an' men gang aft agley — Robert Burns

Origin and Etymology of agley

Scots, from 1a- + gley to squint

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