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sweet gale

n.
A deciduous shrub (Myrica gale) of northern Eurasian and North American wetlands, having clusters of small unisexual flowers and aromatic resinous leaves used medicinally and in brewing.
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Gale. 'We will ring,' he said, 'when we want you here again.'
Gale. Two of the men-servants were posted outside the bedroom to keep watch.
Gale positively swore that the symptoms of the illness were the symptoms of poisoning by arsenic.
Cape Horn, however, demanded his tribute, and before night sent us a gale of wind directly in our teeth.
A succession of gales prevented the women from getting shell-fish on the rocks, and they could not go out in their canoes to catch seal.
He began to sing in the high-pitched howl of the magic songs, and the gale went down slowly.
The three days' gale had driven the deep water of Baffin's Bay southerly, and piled it on to the edge of the far-reaching land-ice that stretches from Bylot's Island to the west.
Mason's MS.] This morning the gale, by 10, had subsided to an eight or nine - knot breeze, (for a vessel at sea,) and bears us, perhaps, thirty miles per hour, or more.
A furious gale attacks him like a personal enemy, tries to grasp his limbs, fastens upon his mind, seeks to rout his very spirit out of him.
The gale howled and scuffled about gigantically in the darkness, as though the entire world were one black gully.
The gale kept on increasing, but it was fitful, swooping down upon us in great gusts and then going almost calm for an instant.
The worst had happened; Juag and I seized paddles and kept the canoe with the wind; but that squall was the parting shot of the gale, which died out immediately after, leaving us free to make for the shore, which we lost no time in attempting.