English pale

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • English pale (Hist) the limits or territory in Eastern Ireland within which alone the English conquerors of Ireland held dominion for a long period after their invasion of the country by Henry II in 1172. See note, below.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • English pale the district in Ireland within which alone the English had power for centuries after the invasion in 1172
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr. pal—L. palus, a stake.

Usage

In literature:

She had a pale, decent, depressed-looking face, and a clear, dull, English eye.
"The American" by Henry James
Leaning over the paling in his shirt-sleeves was a dark-faced, short, thickset man, who saluted me in English.
"Wild Wales Its People, Language and Scenery" by George Borrow
The first pale faces who came among us spoke no English.
"The Last of the Mohicans" by James Fenimore Cooper
It was a tolerably fine winter's day, and a ray of that pale English sun which lights but does not warm came through the bars of her prison.
"The Three Musketeers" by Alexandre Dumas, Pere
The pale weaver of Raveloe will always remain as one of the great characters in English fiction.
"Modern English Books of Power" by George Hamlin Fitch
On the centre of the stage, reclining on an English flag, is Sir John Moore, his countenance pale and deathly.
"Home Pastimes; or Tableaux Vivants" by James H. Head
How dare Rogers, the white chief of the English rangers, come here with his pale-faced warriors to Pontiac's land?
"Canada: the Empire of the North" by Agnes C. Laut
Beside them, most of our mawkish English ballads look pale and withered.
"Ballads of Romance and Chivalry" by Frank Sidgwick
The first pale-faces who came among us spoke no English.
"The Last of the Mohicans" by James Fenimore Cooper
The English youth's face had paled a bit, but his eyes were grimly defiant.
"Dave Dawson at Dunkirk" by Robert Sydney Bowen
It spread rapidly through the English Pale, and Chapuys recorded its progress with delight.
"The Divorce of Catherine of Aragon" by J.A. Froude
The bark of both trunk and branches is pale grey, and some look to this as the origin of the tree's English name.
"Wayside and Woodland Trees" by Edward Step
Beyond the English Pale the change of religion never reached the people.
"Irish History and the Irish Question" by Goldwin Smith
Although invariably English, they grow pale and woebegone just as easily in London as in Paris.
"Seeing Things at Night" by Heywood Broun
Now let the great English classics hide their diminished heads and pale their ineffectual fires!
"The Letters of Ambrose Bierce" by Ambrose Bierce
Then he saw a pale flash and knew the report of Stannard's English rifle.
"Northwest!" by Harold Bindloss
These four took their titles from places in France within the English pale.
"The Curiosities of Heraldry" by Mark Antony Lower
By degrees we are getting beyond the utmost pale of English government.
"Gouverneur Morris" by Theodore Roosevelt
It would have been of less consequence if these unwise proceedings had been confined to the English Pale.
"A Student's History of England, v. 2 (of 3)" by Samuel Rawson Gardiner
He wished he had never come back to this pale English sunshine.
"Felix Holt, The Radical" by George Eliot
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In poetry:

That flag has waved in every gale,
And threatened every shore;
But an English cheek shall ne'er turn pale
At the Frenchman's tricolor.
"The Tricolor" by Sir John Hanmer
Returning from the cruel fight
How pale and faint appears my knight!
He sees me anxious at his side;
"Why seek, my love, your wounds to hide?
Or deem your English girl afraid
To emulate the Indian maid?"
"From Pocahontas" by William Makepeace Thackeray

In news:

5 pounds/2.3 kilograms (48 percent) English pale ale malt.
Pale ale s tend to be fuller-bodied with a more assertive character on the palate than the standard bitter in a English brewer's portfolio.
Sure, some may have qualifiers like "English Style Pale Ale " or "India Pale Ale ," but there's no doubting pale ale 's ubiquity in today's craft-beer-oriented marketplace.
Pale ales tend to be fuller-bodied with a more assertive character on the palate than the standard bitter in a English brewer's portfolio.
Sure, some may have qualifiers like "English Style Pale Ale" or "India Pale Ale," but there's no doubting pale ale's ubiquity in today's craft-beer-oriented marketplace.
Some of Goose Island's classic beer styles tend toward the English ale side (their Honker's Ale is an excellent stateside rendition of a British Bitter), and the India Pale Ale is no exception.
11 pounds pale ale malt (English or Belgian preferred) 1 pound German sour malt 1.5 pounds partially-refined sugar: demerara, turbinado, piloncillo, jaggery.
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