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therefore: used facetiously to indicate that the reasoning that had gone before or the conclusion that follows is specious or absurd.
a crude tartar, produced as a by-product in casks by the fermentation of wine grapes, used as a mordant in dyeing, in the manufacture of tartaric acid, and in fertilizers.
Historical Examples

On Thursday night Fisher had come up behind him; argal, he must follow him now.
Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 105, August 12th 1893 Various

argal, the more luxury among the rich the more money in the pockets of the poor.
Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 93, October 29, 1887 Various

argal, the more familiar the House is with the details of a measure, the more necessary is it to debate it.
Punch, Or The London Charivari, Vol. 100, June 20, 1891 Various

In a time of profound peace, the expedition of argal was directed against it.
The Life of George Washington, Vol. 1 (of 5) John Marshall

argal, he that is not guilty of his own death shortens not his own life.
Familiar Quotations John Bartlett

argal, the hardness is due to the dressing, not to the meat: it is a triumph of domestic cookery.
Blackwood’s Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 67, No. 411, January 1850 Various

argal returned to Virginia from his expedition against the French settlements in Acadia.
The Every Day Book of History and Chronology Joel Munsell

There is little wonder that a contemporary wrote, “Captain argal whose indevores in this action intitled him most worthy.”
The First Seventeen Years: Virginia 1607-1624 Charles E. Hatch

A little wine-stone (argal) added to the malt wash, would make the vinegar liker that made from wine.
A Dictionary of Arts, Manufactures and Mines Andrew Ure

This did not satisfy argal; the demand in full was reiterated; but Powhatan was again, for a long time, silent.
Great Events in the History of North and South America Charles A. Goodrich

another name for argol
crude potassium hydrogentartrate, deposited as a crust on the sides of wine vats


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