• Prince of Wales's Fort, Hudson's bay, 1777
    Prince of Wales's Fort, Hudson's bay, 1777
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n wale thick plank forming a ridge along the side of a wooden ship
    • n wale a raised mark on the skin (as produced by the blow of a whip); characteristic of many allergic reactions
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Additional illustrations & photos:

Henry, Prince of Wales Henry, Prince of Wales
England and Wales, Surface Features England and Wales, Surface Features
England and Wales England and Wales
England and Wales, Vegetation and Agriculture England and Wales, Vegetation and Agriculture
England and Wales, Mean Annual Rainfall England and Wales, Mean Annual Rainfall

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: James Buchanan was certainly a good host. When England's Prince of Wales came to visit in the fall of 1860, so many guests came with him, it's said the president slept in the hallway.
    • Wale A ridge or streak rising above the surface, as of cloth; hence, the texture of cloth. "Thou 'rt rougher far,
      And of a coarser wale , fuller of pride."
    • Wale A streak or mark made on the skin by a rod or whip; a stripe; a wheal. See Wheal.
    • Wale (Carp) A timber bolted to a row of piles to secure them together and in position.
    • Wale (Naut) A wale knot, or wall knot.
    • Wale (Naut) Certain sets or strakes of the outside planking of a vessel; as, the main wales, or the strakes of planking under the port sills of the gun deck; channel wales, or those along the spar deck, etc.
    • Wale To choose; to select; specifically Mining, to pick out the refuse of (coal) by hand, in order to clean it.
    • Wale To mark with wales, or stripes.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: 'Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch' is the actual name of a village in northern Wales
    • n wale In wood ship-building, one of the strakes of heavy outside planking above the turn of the bilge. In wooden war-ships, the main wales extended from the lower gun-port sills to the bottom plank, the middle wales between the main-deck ports and the gun-deck ports, and the channel wales, sometimes called strings, between the spar- and main-deck ports. See bend, 3 .
    • wale Specifically, to sort or pick (coal) by hand at the mine or breaker.
    • n wale A rod.
    • n wale A ridge or plank along the edge of a ship. Compare gunwale.
    • n wale A timber bolted to a row of piles to secure them together and in position; a wale-piece.
    • n wale A wale-knot.
    • n wale A ridge in cloth, formed by a thread or a group of threads; hence, a stripe or strain implying quality.
    • n wale A streak or stripe produced on the skin by the stroke of a rod or whip.
    • n wale A tumor, or large swelling.
    • wale To mark with wales or stripes.
    • wale To weave or make the web of, as a gabion, with more than two rods at a time.
    • n wale A picking or choosing; the choice; the pick or pink of anything; the best.
    • wale To seek; choose; select; court; woo.
    • wale Choice; good; excellent.
    • n wale An obsolete form of weal.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Owing to a faulty cornerstone, the church of St. John in Barmouth, Wales, crashed in ruins a minute after it was finished. It was rebuilt, and the new edifice has endured to the present day.
    • n Wale wāl a raised streak left by a stripe: a ridge on the surface of cloth: a plank all along the outer timbers on a ship's side
    • v.t Wale to mark with wales
    • n Wale wāl (Scot.) the choice or pick of anything
    • v.t Wale to choose
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  • Robert Bolt
    Robert Bolt
    “It profits a man nothing to give his soul for the whole world... but for Wales!”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
AS. walu, a mark of stripes or blows, probably originally, a rod; akin to Icel. völr, Goth. walus, a rod, staff. √146. Cf. Goal Weal a wale


In literature:

The English crown was not to fall to his lot, but Edward transferred the title of Prince of Wales to his own son.
"A History of England Principally in the Seventeenth Century, Volume I (of 6)" by Leopold von Ranke
Gloucester is on the western confines of England, near the southeastern borders of Wales.
"Richard III" by Jacob Abbott
Tell him from me I hope when he is a Don he will write the History of Wales.
"War Letters of a Public-School Boy" by Henry Paul Mainwaring Jones
Let us now journey westward from the Dee into Wales, coming first into Flintshire.
"England, Picturesque and Descriptive" by Joel Cook
Harries (John), bishop of Wales, 439.
"Notes and Queries, Index of Volume 5, January-June, 1852" by Various
The Prince of Wales and other officers were there.
"How I Filmed the War" by Lieut. Geoffrey H. Malins
Wales trembled slightly when he replied to the question he had been awaiting.
"Carmen Ariza" by Charles Francis Stocking
His grandfather came to America from Wales about the year 1700, accompanied by his family.
"Glimpses of the Past" by W. O. Raymond
And, if you are there, you may as well mention the reason for my going to Wales, or, you see, it will look like a positive slight.
"Under False Pretences" by Adeline Sergeant
These others are some of the Hilton House, Miss Wales.
"Betty Wales Freshman" by Edith K. Dunton

In poetry:

"At our lang wars, in fair Scotland,
I fain ha'e wish'd to be,
If fifteen hundred waled wight men
You'll grant to ride with me."
"Auld Maitland" by Andrew Lang
And you may learn of Dyfed's reign,
And dream Nemedian tales
Of Kings who sailed in ships from Spain
And lent their swords to Wales.
"The Welsh Sea" by James Elroy Flecker
"In truth this Wales, Sire, is a gem,
The fairest in your crown:
The stream and field rich harvest yield,
And fair and dale and down.
"The Bard Of Wales" by Janos Arany
Since our long-suffering, gracious God
So long o'er London held his rod,
I fear that guilty Wales must feel
The edge of his avenging steel.
"Another On The Same Occasion" by Rees Prichard
This England has beheld of late,
When London felt the frowns of fate;
And this in thee, Wales, shall be seen,
If thou dost not forsake thy sin.
"A Warning To The Welsh, To Repent, Wrote At The Time A Great Plague Rag'd In London" by Rees Prichard
A day, to sit — a day, in chat to spend —
A day, when fighting 'mongst us most prevails —
A day, to do the errands of the fiend —
Such is the sabbath in most parts of Wales!
"Concerning The Sabbath" by Rees Prichard

In news:

Six hundred people lined up outside a dental office in Carmarthen, Wales.
Filmed in the UK by BBC Wales.
Serious general histories of Wales are rare enough.
A Whitesnake fan is suing the Newport (Wales) council after claiming to have missed the beginning of one of the band's gigs.
Wales squad for autumn Tests.
Live on BBC One Wales &S4C.
He was arrsted in Wales Sept 17.
Last week, Newsnight aired a report on allegations related to sex abuse in Wales in the 1970s and 1980s.
On Nov 2, "Newsnight" aired false claims by an abuse victim involving an ex-Conservative Party politician at child- care homes in Wales.
He was born Dec 14, 1943, in Lake Wales, Fla. To Henderson and Ella May and lived most of his life in Pine Island.
BULLETIN BOARD Golf outing supports North Wales man with ALS .
Wale predicts DC sports results.
The life and legacy of the best-selling novelist of The Rebel Outlaw: Josey Wales is explored.
Carter's earlier novel, Josey Wales, had been turned into a successful film by actor Clint Eastwood.
The Indians defeated the Wildcats 35-13. Who will win, Immokalee or Lake Wales.

In science:

This work is supported by a PPARC rolling grant to the University of Wales Aberystwyth.
Angular momentum transport and proton-alpha differential streaming in the solar wind
The case d = 1 is slightly different: Flatto, Odlyzko and Wales [11, Theorem 6.1] proved that for the discrete time random walk starting from the uniform distribution WL/L2 converges to a certain law.
The small world effect on the coalescing time of random walks
Moreover, we used the classification obtained by Wales in and to prove that seven-dimensional exceptional quotient singularities do not exist (see ).
Sporadic simple groups and quotient singularities
In fact, there is an extensive literature containing important results related more or less strictly to our sub ject, both before and after Dempwolff ’s work (e.g. results due to Hering, Wagner, Suprunenko, Huffman, Wales, Tiep, Guralnick, Saxl and others).
On generators and representations of the sporadic simple groups
This meeting was organised under the auspices of STAR, the Solar Terrestrial and Astrophysical Research working group of SCAR, with John Storey (also of the University of New South Wales) becoming the vice-chair with responsibilities for astrophysics within STAR.
The History of Astrophysics in Antarctica