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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR BALED

She was half full of water and he baled her as well as he could with his bonnet, then pushed her off!

No; breakfast will be ready by the time you have baled out the boat.

To him it was a baling tin; here there were no boats to be baled out—where was the use of it?

After the cotton is ginned and baled it is shipped to the mill.

The lid of the kettle served as a dish, into which he baled it with a tin cup.

When all the water is pumped or baled out, the vessel is said to be free.

He gets some in the packing of nursery stock, crockery, baled hay and straw.

He baled it out a second time, and permitted it to fill again.

We, however, pumped and baled, and tried to keep her clear of water.

As the boiling oil rose it was baled into copper cooling-tanks.

WORD ORIGIN

"bond money," late 15c., a sense that apparently developed from that of "temporary release from jail" (into the custody of another, who gives security), recorded from early 15c. That evolved from earlier meaning "captivity, custody" (early 14c.). From Old French baillier "to control, to guard, deliver" (12c.), from Latin bajulare "to bear a burden," from bajulus "porter," of unknown origin. In late 18c. criminal slang, to give leg bail meant "to run away."

Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.