Part of speech: verb

To make into a bale.

Part of speech: noun

A pack of goods prepared for transportation.

Part of speech: noun

Calamity; ruin; sorrow; wo.

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Usage examples "bale":

  1. When complete, a bale is a solid mass three feet and a half long, a foot deep, and a foot wide. - "How I Found Livingstone", Sir Henry M. Stanley.
  2. A love that is to be had like a bale of goods is not exactly the love to suit my taste. - "John Bull on the Guadalquivir from Tales from all Countries", Anthony Trollope.
  3. Loose thy shaft at that bale, and I loose this at thy throat. - "The Sea-Hawk", Raphael Sabatini.