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Ge'lly. n.s. [gelatus, Latin.] Any viscous body; viscidity; glue, gluey substance.

                    My best blood turn
To an infected gelly.
Shakespeare's Winter's Tale.

                    The tapers of the gods,
The sun and moon, became like waxen globes,
The shooting stars end all in purple gellies,
And chaos is at hand.
Dryden and Lee's Oedipus.

The white of an egg will coagulate by a moderate heat, and the hardest of animal solids are resolvable again into gellies. Arbuthnot on Aliments.

Sources: Arbuthnot, John (227) · Dryden, John (788) · Lee, Nathaniel (6) · Shakespeare's Winter's Tale (43)

Attributes: Latin (690) · Noun Substantive (1269)

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