zona gale

Gale

[geyl]
noun
1.
Zona [zoh-nuh] , 1874–1938, U.S. novelist, short-story writer, playwright, and poet.
2.
a female or male given name.
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gale1 (ɡeɪl)
 
n
1.  a strong wind, specifically one of force seven to ten on the Beaufort scale or from 45 to 90 kilometres per hour
2.  (often plural) a loud outburst, esp of laughter
3.  archaic, poetic a gentle breeze
 
[C16: of unknown origin]

gale2 (ɡeɪl)
 
n
short for sweet gale
 
[Old English gagel; related to Middle Low German gagel]

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gale
"storm at sea," 1540s, from gaile "wind," origin uncertain, perhaps from O.N. gol "breeze," or O.Dan. gal "bad, furious" (often used of weather), from O.N. galinn "bewitched." Or perhaps it is from O.E. galan "to sing" (the second element in nightingale), or giellan "to yell." In technical meteorological
use, a wind between 32 and 63 miles per hour.
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zona gale

American novelist and playwright whose Miss Lulu Bett (1920) established her as a realistic chronicler of Midwestern village life.

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