‘… and mossed trees in the goyals.’

A dialect word for a trench or ravine, also spelled goyle or or goile and presumably related to ‘gully’.

Source: Henry Williamson, Tarka the Otter: His joyful water-life and death in the two rivers, illus. C.F. Tunnicliffe (Harmondsworth: Puffin Books, 1976 (1927)), p. 162

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