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

  Gale \Gale\, n. [OE. gal. See Gale wind.]
     A song or story. [Obs.] --Toone.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Gale \Gale\, v. i. [AS. galan. See 1st Gale.]
     To sing. [Obs.] "Can he cry and gale." --Court of Love.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Gale \Gale\ (g[=a]l), n. [Prob. of Scand. origin; cf. Dan. gal
     furious, Icel. galinn, cf. Icel. gala to sing, AS. galan to
     sing, Icel. galdr song, witchcraft, AS. galdor charm,
     sorcery, E. nightingale; also, Icel. gj[=o]la gust of wind,
     gola breeze. Cf. Yell.]
     1. A strong current of air; a wind between a stiff breeze and
        a hurricane. The most violent gales are called tempests.
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     Note: Gales have a velocity of from about eighteen
           ("moderate") to about eighty ("very heavy") miles an
           our. --Sir. W. S. Harris.
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     2. A moderate current of air; a breeze.
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              A little gale will soon disperse that cloud. --Shak.
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              And winds of gentlest gale Arabian odors fanned
              From their soft wings.                --Milton.
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     3. A state of excitement, passion, or hilarity.
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              The ladies, laughing heartily, were fast getting
              into what, in New England, is sometimes called a
              gale.                                 --Brooke
                                                    (Eastford).
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     Topgallant gale (Naut.), one in which a ship may carry her
        topgallant sails.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Gale \Gale\, n. [AS. gagel, akin to D. gagel.] (Bot.)
     A plant of the genus Myrica, growing in wet places, and
     strongly resembling the bayberry. The sweet gale ({Myrica
     Gale) is found both in Europe and in America.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Gale \Gale\, n. [Cf. Gabel.]
     The payment of a rent or annuity. [Eng.] --Mozley & W.
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     Gale day, the day on which rent or interest is due.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Gale \Gale\, v. i. (Naut.)
     To sale, or sail fast.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  gale
      n 1: a strong wind moving 45-90 knots; force 7 to 10 on Beaufort
           scale

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  68 Moby Thesaurus words for "gale":
     air, black squall, blast, blaze, blizzard, blow, breeze, burst,
     convulsion, cooling breeze, cyclone, equinoctial, eruption,
     explosion, fit, flare-up, gentle wind, gust, half a gale,
     heavy blow, howl, hurricane, ill wind, irruption, light air,
     light breeze, light wind, line squall, line storm, moderate breeze,
     ocean breeze, onshore breeze, outbreak, outburst, paroxysm, peal,
     roar, scream, sea breeze, seizure, shout, shriek, softblowing wind,
     spasm, squall, squall line, storm, storm wind, stormy winds,
     strong wind, tempest, tempestuous wind, thick squall,
     thundersquall, tornado, tropical cyclone, turbulence, typhoon,
     ugly wind, upheaval, violent blow, whirlwind, white squall,
     whole gale, williwaw, wind-shift line, windstorm, zephyr
  
  

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