Dwale

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Dwale A sleeping potion; an opiate.
    • Dwale (Bot) The deadly nightshade (Atropa Belladonna), having stupefying qualities.
    • Dwale (Her) The tincture sable or black when blazoned according to the fantastic system in which plants are substituted for the tinctures.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n dwale Error; delusion.
    • n dwale A sleeping-potion; a soporific.
    • n dwale The deadly nightshade, Atropa Belladonna, which possesses stupefying or poisonous properties.
    • n dwale In heraldry, a sable or black color.
    • dwale To mutter deliriously.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Dwale dwāl (bot.) deadly nightshade: a stupefying drink:
    • n Dwale dwāl (obs.) error: a heretic
    • adj Dwale perverse
    • n Dwale dwāl (her.) a black colour.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. dwale, dwole, deception, deadly nightshade, AS. dwala, dwola, error, doubt; akin to E. dull,. See Dull (a.)
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Ice. dvöl, dvali, delay, sleep.

Usage

In literature:

Then her senses dwaled away and the carriage drove on.
"The Manxman A Novel - 1895" by Hall Caine
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