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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Gall, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Galled p. pr. & vb. n. Galling.]
 1. To fret and wear away by friction; to hurt or break the skin of by rubbing; to chafe; to injure the surface of by attrition; as, a saddle galls the back of a horse; to gall a mast or a cable.
    I am loth to gall a new-healed wound.   --Shak.
 2. To fret; to vex; as, to be galled by sarcasm.
 They that are most galled with my folly,
 They most must laugh.   --Shak.
 3. To injure; to harass; to annoy; as, the troops were galled by the shot of the enemy.
    In our wars against the French of old, we used to gall them with our longbows, at a greater distance than they could shoot their arrows.   --Addison.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj : painful from having the skin abraded [syn: chafed]