wale

Part of speech: verb

To lash; flog. whale.

Part of speech: verb

To mark with wales or strakes.

Part of speech: noun

A ridge made by flogging.

Part of speech: noun

A ridge or strake, as in the planking of a vessel.

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Usage examples "wale":

  1. On the 5th of December, the Queen transport returned from Norfolk- Island, with the lieutenant- governor of the territory, who was relieved by Lieutenant- Governor King; a detachment of marines who had been doing duty on the island; a party of the New South Wale corps, who were relieved by Captain Paterson, and some convicts, whose times for which they had been sentenced were expired. - "An Historical Journal of the Transactions at Port Jackson and Norfolk Island", John Hunter.
  2. One day he came before the king, And kneeld low on his knee A boon a boon my good uncle, I crave to ask of thee " At our lang wars i' fair Scotland I lang hae lang'd to be If fifteen hunder wale wight men You'll grant to ride wi' me." - "Sir Walter Scott and the Border Minstrelsy", Andrew Lang.