What does the word paling mean?

Usage examples for paling

  1. In the sky, at the back of the idol, was the paling of dawn. – Witch-Doctors by Charles Beadle
  2. With his arms thrown up, the palms against the paling, he slid down in a heap on the ground. – An Outcast of the Islands by Joseph Conrad
  3. Vesuvius was grim and black; a pillar of dark smoke mounted slowly from its summit, and stretched across the paling sky like a banner floating defiantly from some tall citadel. – Naples Past and Present by Arthur H. Norway
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