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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR WALE

Vertical staving was used to carry the wale around the stern.

Wale put the lid on in case his employer might hear any more of his sentiments.

With two weavers of blue and one of natural, weave two rows of Wale.

That chap that disna speak is ane o' the wale o' the Ha's: I ken him weel for a' his half visor.

Neea whaar sooa far south, Mrs. Wale, ma'am; but ma father was off times down thar cuttin' peat.

His business was to wale dismal, and bow his head down, the band (a barrel organ and a wiolin) playin slow and melancholly moosic.

Armstrong fell back, against the bench, perfectly livid, with the wale of the blow standing out red and distinct across his cheek.

Mr. Quintus Slide, when he was really anxious to use his thong earnestly, could generally raise a wale.

Mind thy latter end, Paul, and reverence the old, without axing what they has been before they passed into the wale of years.

The weather is cruel, but the place 323 is, as I dare say you know, the very “wale” of Scotland—bar Tummelside.

WORD ORIGIN

Old English walu "ridge," as of earth or stone, later "ridge made on flesh by a lash" (related to weal (n.2)); from Proto-Germanic *walo (cf. Low German wale "weal," Old Frisian walu "rod," Old Norse völr "round piece of wood," Gothic walus "a staff, stick," Dutch wortel, German wurzel "root"). The common notion perhaps is "raised line." Used in reference to the ridges of textile fabric from 1580s. Wales "horizontal planks which extend along a ship's sides" is attested from late 13c.

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