Crossword clues for pale
- Not at all bright
- Not that bright
- Susceptible to sunburn
- ___ ale
- Draft choice
- A wooden strip forming part of a fence
- Fence picket
- Not bright
- Like some imitations
- Show fear
- Nabokov's "___ Fire"
- Like Eastwood's "Rider"
- "___ Rider," Eastwood film
- Porter's "___ Horse, . . . "
- Fence stake
- " . . . and behold a ___ horse": Rev. 6:8
- Beyond the ___
- Homophone for 1 Across
- Part of a picket fence
- "Ride a ___ Horse": MacInnes
- "___ Moon," 1920 song
- Lacking intensity
- Enclosing fence
- Like Suckling's "fond lover"
- Adjective for pastels
- Far from apple-cheeked
- Kind of face
- Lacking vigor
- Wane or wan
- Lacking color
- Visibly shaken
- Not vivid
- Barely tinged
- Seem trivial
- Show fright
- Not very bright
- Color deficient
- Lighten up?
- Not brilliant
- Needing some sun
- Not too bright
- Like some ales
- Far from ruddy
- Hardly tanned
- Looking scared
- Like 24-Across
- New at the beach, maybe
- Prone to freckles
- Washed out
- Visibly terrified
- Seriously susceptible to sunburn
- Like Death's horse
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Ordinary \Or"di*na*ry\, n.; pl. Ordinaries (-r[i^]z).
(Roman Law) An officer who has original jurisdiction in his own right, and not by deputation.
(Eng. Law) One who has immediate jurisdiction in matters ecclesiastical; an ecclesiastical judge; also, a deputy of the bishop, or a clergyman appointed to perform divine service for condemned criminals and assist in preparing them for death.
(Am. Law) A judicial officer, having generally the powers of a judge of probate or a surrogate.
The mass; the common run. [Obs.]
I see no more in you than in the ordinary Of nature's salework.
That which is so common, or continued, as to be considered a settled establishment or institution. [R.]
Spain had no other wars save those which were grown into an ordinary.
Anything which is in ordinary or common use.
Water buckets, wagons, cart wheels, plow socks, and other ordinaries.
--Sir W. Scott.
A dining room or eating house where a meal is prepared for all comers, at a fixed price for the meal, in distinction from one where each dish is separately charged; a table d'h[^o]te; hence, also, the meal furnished at such a dining room.
All the odd words they have picked up in a coffeehouse, or a gaming ordinary, are produced as flowers of style.
He exacted a tribute for licenses to hawkers and peddlers and to ordinaries.
(Her.) A charge or bearing of simple form, one of nine or ten which are in constant use. The bend, chevron, chief, cross, fesse, pale, and saltire are uniformly admitted as ordinaries. Some authorities include bar, bend sinister, pile, and others. See Subordinary. In ordinary.
In actual and constant service; statedly attending and serving; as, a physician or chaplain in ordinary. An ambassador in ordinary is one constantly resident at a foreign court.
(Naut.) Out of commission and laid up; -- said of a naval vessel.
Ordinary of the Mass (R. C. Ch.), the part of the Mass which is the same every day; -- called also the canon of the Mass.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
early 14c., from Old French paile "pale, light-colored" (12c., Modern French pâle), from Latin pallidus "pale, pallid, wan, colorless," from pallere "be pale, grow pale," from PIE *pel- (2) "pale" (see pallor). Pale-face, supposed North American Indian word for "European," is attested from 1822.
early 13c. (c.1200 in Anglo-Latin), "stake, pole, stake for vines," from Old French pal and directly from Latin palus "stake, prop, wooden post," related to pangere "to fix or fasten" (see pact).\n
\nFrom late 14c. as "fence of pointed stakes;" figurative sense of "limit, boundary, restriction" is from c.1400. Barely surviving in beyond the pale and similar phrases. Meaning "the part of Ireland under English rule" is from 1540s, via sense of "territory held by power of a nation or people" (mid-15c.).
late 14c., "become pale; appear pale" (also, in Middle English, "to make pale"), from Old French paleir (12c.) or from pale (adj.). Related: Paled; paling.
1 light in color. 2 (lb en of human skin) Having a pallor (a light color, especially due to sickness, shock, fright etc.). n. (context obsolete English) Paleness; pallor. v
1 (context intransitive English) To turn pale; to lose colour. 2 (context intransitive English) To become insignificant. 3 (context transitive English) To make pale; to diminish the brightness of. Etymology 2
n. 1 A wooden stake; a picket. 2 (context archaic English) fence made from wooden stake; palisade. 3 (context by extension English) limit, bounds (especially before (term of English)). 4 The bounds of morality, good behaviour or judgment in civilized company, in the phrase ''beyond the pale''. 5 (context heraldiccharge English) A vertical band down the middle of a shield. 6 (context archaic English) A territory or defensive area within a specific boundary or under a given jurisdiction. 7 # (context historical English) The parts of Ireland under English jurisdiction. 8 # (context historical English) The territory around (w: Calais) under English control (from the 14th to 16th centuries). 9 # (context historical English) A portion of Russia in which Jews were permitted to live. 10 (context archaic English) The jurisdiction (territorial or otherwise) of an authority. 11 A cheese scoop. 12 A shore for bracing a timber before it is fastened. vb. To enclose with pales, or as if with pales; to encircle or encompass; to fence off.
n. a wooden strip forming part of a fence [syn: picket]
adj. very light colored; highly diluted with white; "pale seagreen"; "pale blue eyes"
(of light) lacking in intensity or brightness; dim or feeble; "the pale light of a half moon"; "a pale sun"; "the late afternoon light coming through the el tracks fell in pale oblongs on the street"; "a pallid sky"; "the pale (or wan) stars"; "the wan light of dawn" [syn: pallid, wan]
lacking in vitality or interest or effectiveness; "a pale rendition of the aria"; "pale prose with the faint sweetness of lavender"; "a pallid performance" [syn: pallid]
not full or rich; "high, pale, pure and lovely song"
''' Palé ''' is a town and sub-prefecture in the Nzérékoré Prefecture in the Nzérékoré Region of Guinea.
In the World of Greyhawk campaign setting for the Dungeons & Dragons role-playing game, the Pale, properly known as the Theocracy of the Pale, is a political state situated in the Old Aerdy West region of the Flanaess, west of the Rakers.
The Pale is a river in Viljandi County, Estonia.
Category:Rivers of Estonia Category:Landforms of Viljandi County
Pale is a village in the municipality of Srebrenica, Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Pale is a 1990 album by American alternative rock band Toad the Wet Sprocket, and the band's second album. It was recorded independently in 1989 for roughly $6000. During the recording of Pale, the band signed with Columbia Records. However, they declined to re-record any of the album in a more polished way. Columbia released the album without alterations, as it had done with the 1989 re-release of their debut 1988 album Bread & Circus. Pale was released in January 1990. "Come Back Down" was the first radio single for the album.
In May 2009, the band announced plans to re-release Pale, out of print since 2001, in a remastered edition with expanded artwork and bonus tracks culled from the album sessions that didn't make it onto the album. Their debut, Bread & Circus would also get the same kind of re-issue. In 2010 the band signed a deal with Primary Wave to handle their back catalog and licensing. These reissues occurred in 2011.
A pale is a term used in heraldic blazon and vexillology to describe a charge on a coat of arms (or flag), that takes the form of a band running vertically down the center of the shield. Writers broadly agree that the width of the pale ranges from about one-fifth to about one-third of the width of the shield, but this width is not fixed. A narrow pale is more likely if it is uncharged, that is, if it does not have other objects placed on it. If charged, the pale is typically wider to allow room for the objects drawn there.
The pale is one of the ordinaries in heraldry, along with the bend, chevron, fess, and chief. There are several other ordinaries and sub-ordinaries.
The word pale originally referred to a picket (a piece of wood much taller than it is wide such as is used to build a picket fence) and it is from the resemblance to this that the heraldic pale derives its name.
Usage examples of "pale".
But your far song, my faint one, what are they, And what their dance and faery thoughts and ours, Or night abloom with splendid stars and pale?
She often returned home pale and silent, having reached the uttermost depths of human abomination, and never daring to say all.
His complexion was marred by angry purple and red acne and his eyes were very pale blue.
Seward rose from his sick-bed, pale, emaciated, and sorrowful, to persuade his associates in the Government, of the wisdom and necessity of adopting them.
It was there by virtue of its selfness, adrift in the same waxen pale as himself.
The clouds paled, turned rosy for a moment with the afterglow, then deepened into purple gloom.
Short and pale in lace-trimmed gray slashed with blue, she was all cool ageless elegance and confident smile.
There are groups of women of every age, decked out in their smartest clothes, crowds of mousmes with aigrettes of flowers in their hair, or little silver topknots like Oyouki--pretty little physiognomies, little, narrow eyes peeping between their slits like those of new-born kittens, fat, pale, little cheeks, round, puffed-out, half-opened lips.
The carriage turned onto a cross street and they passed an open gate, Alec glimpsed an expanse of open ground and beyond it a sprawling edifice of pale grey stone decorated along the battlements with patterns of black and white.
A pale face appeared at the bars and Alec experienced a familiar sense of incongruity.
The road ran along the crest of it and Alec could see water on either side: the Osiat steely dark, the shallow Inner Sea a paler blue.
She wore four rings, green peridot and red almandine on her left hand, pale blue topaz and red-green alexandrite on her right.
Tedford carried in his almanac, back at his campsite, his membership card in the Melbourne Scientific Society and his only photograph of his brother: a murky rendering of a tall, sweet-looking boy with pale hair.
She watched the two Amar stirring the gravel a minute more, then wandered about a large pile of rock to stand beside the hot spring, watching purple bubbles pop and pale purple mists glide across the seething water.
The pale, exquisite body seemed quite empty like an anencephalic clone grown in a transplant tank.