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goyal

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EtymologyEdit

Origin unknown.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

goyal (plural goyals)

  1. A ravine or other depression.
    • 1985, John Fowles, A Maggot:
      ’Twas thrown in a goyal of thick bushes, four hundred paces from the road. But he who found it saw a glint of the brass, amid the leaves.
    • 1869, RD Blackmore, Lorna Doone, III:
      We were come to a long deep “goyal,” as they call it on Exmoor, a word whose fountain and origin I have nothing to do with.