One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Of paper: having a localized defect owing to the retention in places of too much water. In later use chiefly figurative and poetic: showing the effect of large amounts of water; (of the eyes) reddened with weeping.
Mid 19th century; earliest use found in The London Journal of Arts and Science. From water + galled.
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