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Wale  v. t.  
To mark with wales, or stripes.
To choose; to select; specifically (Mining), to pick out the refuse of (coal) by hand, in order to clean it. (Prov. Eng. & Scot.)

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"Wale" Quotes from Famous Books

... ever delighted with the marvellous, and not less so when a handsome young man is the subject of the tale, added their shrill acclamations to the general all-hail. 'Blessings on him; he's the very picture o' his father! The Bertrams were aye the wale o' ...
— Guy Mannering, or The Astrologer, Complete, Illustrated • Sir Walter Scott

... blue lifeboat with the red wale round her gunwale, and was running to meet her in the direction she was heading. But the lifeboat was making short tacks to windward, and the coxswain taking off his sou'-wester waved it to the running figure to come back and follow the ...
— Heroes of the Goodwin Sands • Thomas Stanley Treanor

Words linked to "Wale" :   wide wale, gunwale, watercraft, plank, garboard plank, welt, board, vessel, hurt, injury, garboard, strake, garboard strake

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