|an extraordinary or unusual thing, person, or event; an exceptional example or instance.|
|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.|
|See also bradawl a pointed hand tool with a fluted blade used for piercing wood, leather, etc|
|[Old English ǣl; related to Old Norse alr, Old High German āla, Dutch aal, Sanskrit ārā]|
absent with leave
an instrument only referred to in connection with the custom of boring the ear of a slave (Ex. 21:6; Deut. 15:17), in token of his volunteering perpetual service when he might be free. (Comp. Ps. 40:6; Isa. 50:5).