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 for Bale
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Bale \Bale\ (b[=a]l), n. [OE. bale, OF. bale, F. balle, LL.
     bala, fr. OHG. balla, palla, pallo, G. ball, balle, ballen,
     ball, round pack; cf. D. baal. Cf. Ball a round body.]
     A bundle or package of goods in a cloth cover, and corded for
     storage or transportation; also, a bundle of straw, hay,
     etc., put up compactly for transportation.
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     Bale of dice, a pair of dice. [Obs.] --B. Jonson.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Bale \Bale\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Baled (b[=a]ld); p. pr. & vb.
     n. Baling.]
     To make up in a bale. --Goldsmith.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Bale \Bale\, v. t.
     See Bail, v. t., to lade.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Bale \Bale\ (b[=a]l), n. [AS. bealo, bealu, balu; akin to OS.
     balu, OHG. balo, Icel. b["o]l, Goth. balweins.]
     1. Misery; calamity; misfortune; sorrow.
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              Let now your bliss be turned into bale. --Spenser.
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     2. Evil; an evil, pernicious influence; something causing
        great injury. [Now chiefly poetic]
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  bale
      n 1: a large bundle bound for storage or transport
      2: a city in northwestern Switzerland [syn: Basel, Basle,
         Bale]
      v 1: make into a bale; "bale hay"

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  82 Moby Thesaurus words for "bale":
     aching heart, agony, agony of mind, anguish, bind up, bindle,
     bitterness, bleeding heart, bolt, bouquet, broken heart, budget,
     bundle, bundle up, burden, burdening, burthen, cargo, charge,
     charging, crushing, cumber, cumbrance, deadweight, deck,
     depression, depth of misery, desolation, despair, do up, drag,
     encumbrance, extremity, fagot, fardel, fasces, fascine, freight,
     grief, handicap, heartache, heavy heart, incubus, incumbency,
     infelicity, lading, load, loading, melancholia, melancholy,
     millstone, misery, nosegay, oppression, overload, overtaxing,
     overweighting, pack, package, packet, parcel, posy, pressure,
     prostration, quiver, roll, roll up, rouleau, saddling, sadness,
     sheaf, suicidal despair, superincumbency, surcharge, taxing,
     tie up, truss, truss up, woe, wrap, wrap up, wretchedness
  
  

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