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Wale   /weɪl/   Listen
Wale

noun
1.
A raised mark on the skin (as produced by the blow of a whip); characteristic of many allergic reactions.  Synonyms: weal, welt, wheal.
2.
Thick plank forming a ridge along the side of a wooden ship.  Synonym: strake.



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"Wale" Quotes from Famous Books



... vemencie of y^e fire was over, smoke was seen to arise within a shed y^t was joynd to y^e end of y^e storehouse, which was watled up with bowes, in y^e withered leaves wherof y^e fire was kindled, which some, ru[n]ing to quench, found a longe firebrand of an ell longe, lying under y^e wale on y^e inside, which could not possibly come their by cassualtie, but must be laid ther by some hand, in y^e judgmente of all that saw it. But God kept them from this deanger, what ever ...
— Bradford's History of 'Plimoth Plantation' • William Bradford

... corrupted Portuguese. A young lad, "muleche" (moleque), Father Merolla's "molecchas, a general name among the negroes," for which Douville prefers "moleke" (masc.) and "molecka" (fem.), is applied only to a slave, and in this sense it has extended west of the Atlantic. In the numerals, "wale" (2) should be "kwale," "quina" (4) "kuya," and "evona" (9) "iowa." We may remark the pentenary system of the Windward Coast and the Gaboon negroes; e.g., 6 is "sambano" ("mose" and "tano" 1 5), and 7 is "sambwale" ("mose" and "kwale") and so forth, whilst "kumi" (10), ...
— Two Trips to Gorilla Land and the Cataracts of the Congo Volume 2 • Richard F. Burton

... the fairest flower, tell me, That grows on muir or dale? And what is the bird, the bonnie bird, Sings next the nightingale? And what is the finest thing," she says, "That king or queen can wale?" ...
— Ballad Book • Katherine Lee Bates (ed.)

... must be.' And he says, in this letter, that it is me he is wanting, and that you have a brother in Glasgow that is unmarried and who will be willing, no doubt, to have you keep his house for him. There is a wale of fine words about it, mother, but they come to just this, and no more—Gavin is willing to care for me, but not for you and I will not trust myself with a man that cannot love you for my sake. We will stay together, mammy darling! Whatever comes or goes we will stay together. The man isna born ...
— Winter Evening Tales • Amelia Edith Huddleston Barr



Words linked to "Wale" :   garboard, garboard strake, board, gun rest, injury, plank, garboard plank, harm, gunnel, hurt, watercraft, trauma, vessel, weal



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