|a fool or simpleton; ninny.|
|a printed punctuation mark (‽), available only in some typefaces, designed to combine the question mark (?) and the exclamation point (!), indicating a mixture of query and interjection, as after a rhetorical question.|
|1.||the raised mark left on the skin after the stroke of a rod or whip|
|2.||a. the weave or texture of a fabric, such as the ribs in corduroy|
|b. Compare course a vertical row of stitches in knitting|
|a. a ridge of planking along the rail of a ship|
|b. See gunwale|
|4.||to raise a wale or wales on by striking|
|5.||to weave with a wale|
|[Old English walu|
|Welsh name: Cymru, Medieval Latin name: Cambria a principality that is part of the United Kingdom, in the west of Great Britain; conquered by the English in 1282; parliamentary union with England took place in 1536: a separate Welsh Assembly with limited powers was established in 1999. Wales consists mainly of moorlands and mountains and has an economy that is chiefly agricultural, with an industrial and former coal-mining area in the south. Capital: Cardiff. Pop: 2 938 000 (2003 est). Area: 20 768 sq km (8017 sq miles)|
A mark raised on the skin, as by a whip; a weal or welt. v. waled, wal·ing, wales
To raise marks on the skin, as by whipping.
One of the four countries that make up the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, occupying the western peninsula of the island of Great Britain. Its capital and largest city is Cardiff.
Note: Welsh culture is known for its writers and singers, dating back more than one thousand years to the bards (poet-singers) of the Middle Ages.