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Gall of Pigeons

The story goes that pigeons have no gall, because the dove sent from the ark by Noah burst its gall out of grief, and none of the pigeon family have had a gall ever since.

For sin' the Flood of Noah
The dow she had nae ga'.

Jamieson: Popular Ballads (Lord of Rorlin's Daughter).

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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