There was never the wale of him sinsyne, and it's a question wi' mony if there ever was his like afore.
Vertical staving was used to carry the wale around the stern.
It was on the Derby, he himself having bet that the Prince of wale's horse would win.
wale put the lid on in case his employer might hear any more of his sentiments.
That chap that disna speak is ane o' the wale o' the Ha's: I ken him weel for a' his half visor.
Armstrong fell back, against the bench, perfectly livid, with the wale of the blow standing out red and distinct across his cheek.
For the side of the tray weave one row of 4-rod wale and finish the ends in the usual way.
Mind thy latter end, Paul, and reverence the old, without axing what they has been before they passed into the wale of years.
His business was to wale dismal, and bow his head down, the band (a barrel organ and a wiolin) playin slow and melancholly moosic.
The weather is cruel, but the place 323 is, as I dare say you know, the very “wale” of Scotland—bar Tummelside.
Old English walu "ridge," as of earth or stone, later "ridge made on flesh by a lash" (related to weal (n.2)); from Proto-Germanic *walo (cf. Low German wale "weal," Old Frisian walu "rod," Old Norse völr "round piece of wood," Gothic walus "a staff, stick," Dutch wortel, German wurzel "root"). The common notion perhaps is "raised line." Used in reference to the ridges of textile fabric from 1580s. Wales "horizontal planks which extend along a ship's sides" is attested from late 13c.
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.