Hale (?), a. [Written also heil, Icel. heill; akin to E. whole. See Whole.]

Sound; entire; healthy; robust; not impaired; as, a hale body.

Last year we thought him strong and hale. Swift.

 

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Hale, n.

Welfare.

[Obs.]

All heedless of his dearest hale. Spenser.

 

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Hale Haling.]

[OE. halen, halien; cf. AS. holian, to acquire, get. See Haul.]

To pull; to drag; to haul

. See Haul.

Chaucer.

Easier both to freight, and to hale ashore. Milton.

As some dark priest hales the reluctant victim. Shelley.

 

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