• WordNet 3.6
    • adv alee on or toward the lee "put the helm alee"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Many years ago, a fish was caught that was 33 inches long and seemed to be heavier than it should. When they cut the fish, fishermen found a full of bottle of ale inside it
    • adv Alee (Naut) On or toward the lee, or the side away from the wind; the opposite of aweather. The helm of a ship is alee when pressed close to the lee side.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: In 1938, Cliquot Club ginger ale was the first soft drink to be canned
    • alee Nautical, on or toward the lee side of a ship or boat, that is, the sheltered side, on which the wind does not strike; away from the wind: opposed to aweather (which see). The helm of a ship is said to be alee when the tiller is pushed close to the lee side, causing the rudder to move in the opposite direction, and thus bringing the ship's head into the wind. In cases where a steering-wheel is used, the same effect is produced by turning the wheel toward the wind.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: In English pubs, ale is ordered by pints and quarts. So in old England, when customers got unruly, the bartender would yell at them to mind their own pints and quarts and settle down. It's where we get the phrase "mind your P's and Q's."
    • adv Alee a-lē′ on the lee-side.
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  • George Farquhar
    “I have fed purely upon ale; I have eat my ale, drank my ale, and I always sleep upon ale.”
  • A. E. Housman
    A. E. Housman
    “Ale, man, ale's the stuff to drink for fellows whom it hurts to think.”
  • Sir Walter Scott
    “'Twas Christmas broach'd the mightiest ale; 'twas Christmas told the merriest tale; a Christmas gambol oft could cheer the poor man's heart through half the year.”
  • William Shakespeare
    “Dost thou think because thou art virtuous there shall be no more cakes and ale?”
  • A. E. Housman
    A. E. Housman
    “The troubles of our proud and angry dust are from eternity, and shall not fail. Bear them we can, and if we can we must. Shoulder the sky, my lad, and drink your ale.”


Adam's ale - (dated, humorous) water


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Pref. a-, + lee,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
See Lee.


In literature:

The English drank ale, the Dutch beer, the French and Spanish light wines, for every-day use.
"Home Life in Colonial Days" by Alice Morse Earle
Make it with grape-verjuyce, common-verjuyce, stale beer, ale, butter, milk, white-wine, claret, or juyce of cherries.
"The accomplisht cook" by Robert May
I took a draught of the ale, which I found excellent.
"Lavengro The Scholar - The Gypsy - The Priest, Vol. 2 (of 2)" by George Borrow
He got up nice game suppers, and treated his customers to ale, whiskey, and brandy.
"Winning His Way" by Charles Carleton Coffin
Let's take a long walk and drink to our friendship in some good brown ale.
"The New Land" by Elma Ehrlich Levinger
You dlinkee ale some-tim?
"The Gypsies" by Charles G. Leland
A table was set out in one corner, with meat and bread, wine and ale.
"The Billow and the Rock" by Harriet Martineau
He wanted some more ale, and he was tired of amusing himself with Cissy.
"The King's Daughters" by Emily Sarah Holt
Bishops, and clergymen too, were fond of going about in gay clothes of all colours, playing at games, and even drinking at ale-houses.
"Our Little Lady" by Emily Sarah Holt
She could not help being glad that Oddo renewed his request to be allowed to carry out Nipen's cake and ale.
"Feats on the Fiord" by Harriet Martineau

In poetry:

In tippling was his whole delight,
Each sign-post barr'd his way;
He spent in muddy ale at night
The wages of the day.
"The Drunken Father" by Robert Bloomfield
"I will marry! write that threat
In the ink I daily waste:
Marry--pay each College debt--
College Ale no more will taste.
"Julia" by E W Bowling
"But wha will bake my bridal bread,
Or brew my bridal ale?
And wha will welcome my brisk bride,
That I bring oer the dale?"
"Fair Annie" by Andrew Lang
To the bar of a thousand ales
From the ship came a conjuring man
A Celanese, from over the seas
By the name of Hugh Pi Kan.
"The Street Of A Thousand Lanterns 1934" by Billy Bennett
"Mother, I want to learn to swim."
"Oh, have a care, my daughter!
I fear this ultra-modern whim
To lave in ale and porter."
"Modern Hygiene" by C J Dennis
As they were drinking ale and wine
Within Kyng Estmeres halle:
"When will ye marry a wyfe, brother,
A wyfe to gladd us all?"
"King Estmere" by Anonymous British

In news:

Market Garden plans holiday ale tasting.
Market Garden Brewery in Cleveland will hold a Holiday Ale Fest starting at 4 pm Dec 5.
Market Garden Brewery to release Festivus Ale.
That's when the brewery, which had opened in 1999, released Dale's Pale Ale in a can.
We'll be serving rum, vodka, gin, wine, Guinness and Sierra Nevada Pale Ale CHEERS.
Deschutes Fresh-Hop Mirror Pond Pale Ale: Antidote to The Miasma .
She plans to concentrate on English style ales, which offer a wide spectrum for the palate.
Scott Shaw, The Plain Dealer Andy Tveekrem quaffs a Duvel Belgian Ale at the spot where he plans to open a new brewery in the summer.
Syracuse's Middle Ages Brewing Co. Marks its 17th anniversary Aug 5 with a celebration that includes the release of this year's anniversary beer, a "little" IPA, or India pale ale.
Miso and Ale, a pop-up restaurant that started earlier this year, is young and cheeky.
One of his favorite beers was a schwarzbier, or black beer, made with ale yeast instead of the standard lager yeast.
Strong ales with a strong tradition.
Wraps up its Movable Yeast series with a twist on its India Pale Ale.
India Pale Ale , Avery Brewing Company, Boulder.
We've already declared our love for Odell's India Pale Ale : The tastiest IPA in the state, as far as we're concerned.

In science:

The metrics (3.3) are not ALE but are “asymptotically locally flat” (ALF).
Solutions Of Four-Dimensional Field Theories Via M Theory
By using ALE spaces instead of K 3, one can find such interacting theories for each Ak or Dk singularity.
String Duality and Novel Theories without Gravity
This approach was used by Douglas and Moore to study the motion of 0-branes on spaces of the form C2/Zk ; the authors showed that on such spaces the moduli space of 0-brane configurations is modified quantum mechanically to correspond to smooth ALE spaces.
Lectures on D-branes, Gauge Theory and M(atrices)
Note that in the correspondence between M-theory 5-branes and ALE backgrounds in Type II B string theory is realized as three dimensional mirror symmetry.
On the Brane Configuration of $N=(4,4)$ 2D supersymmetric gauge theory
This model is exactly the theory of D 1-brane probe of Type II B string theory on the ALE space.
On the Brane Configuration of $N=(4,4)$ 2D supersymmetric gauge theory