For two decades Sue Sally (“Sal”) hale disguised herself as a man so that she could play in matches with men around the country.
Morally opposed to an offered abortion, hale decided to see the pregnancy to term.
But if and when success is declared, it will wear the hale face of George Osborne.
"healthy," Old English hal "healthy, entire, uninjured" (see health). The Scottish and northern English form of whole; it was given a literary sense of "free from infirmity" (1734). Related: Haleness.
c.1200, "drag; summon," in Middle English used of arrows, bowstrings, reins, anchors, from Old French haler "to pull, haul" (12c.), from a Germanic source, perhaps Frankish *halon or Old Dutch halen; probably also from Old English geholian "obtain" (see haul). Figurative sense of "to draw (someone) from one condition to another" is late 14c. Related: Haled; haling.