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Magma in Our Veins

Magma in Our Veins

Acrylic on canvas | 60 x 40 cm (23.6 x 15.7 in.)

As a Sally

sallyA

NOUN

1 A sudden charge out of a besieged place against the enemy; a sortie.
'the garrison there made a sally against us'

1.1 A brief journey or sudden start into activity.
'his 🌹 energetic sallies into the fields during harvesting'

2 A witty or lively remark, especially one made as an attack or as a diversion in an argument; a retort.
'there was subdued laughter at this sally'
'his 🌹 sally at Descartes'

VERB

1 [no object, with adverbial of direction] Make a military sortie.
'they sallied out to harass the enemy'
'But when Lentulus with a large army besieged Spartacus, he 🌹 sallied out upon him, and, joining battle, defeated his chief officers, and captured all his baggage.'
'When he 🌹 sallied out to meet the enemy, his army consisted of 160 knights.'

1.1 [humorous, formal] Set out from a place to do something.
'I made myself presentable and sallied forth'

Origin

Late Middle English: from French saillie, feminine past participle (used as a noun) of saillir
'come or jut out', from Old French salir 'to leap', from Latin salire.

sallyB(also sallee)

NOUN

Australian

Any of a number of acacias and eucalyptuses that resemble willows.
Several species, including white sally (Eucalyptus pauciflora, family Myrtaceae)

Origin

Late 19th century: dialect variant of sallow.

Sally 🌹

NOUN

A female given name, form of Sarah.

Origin

Hebrew sara, literally "princess", feminine of sar, "prince", from sarar "he ruled", related to Akkadian sharratu "queen."

(Commented source: "Sally", Oxford English Dictionary Online, Oxford English Living Dictionaries, © 2018 Oxford University Press.)

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