A*vale"\, v. t. & i. [F. avaler to descend, to let down. See Avalanche.]

1. To cause to descend; to lower; to let fall; to doff. [Obs.] --Chaucer.

2. To bring low; to abase. [Obs.] --Sir H. Wotton.

3. (v. i.) To descend; to fall; to dismount. [Obs.]

And from their sweaty courses did avale. --Spenser.
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