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1) Clerk-ale and Church-ale. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898
...Mr. Douce says the word "ale" is used in such composite words as bride-ale, clerk-ale, church-ale, lamb-ale, Midsummer-ale, Scot-ale, Whitsun-ale, etc., for revel...

2) Ale. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898
...was prohibited by Act of Parliament in 1528-a prohibition which soon fell into disuse. Ale is made from pale malt, whence its light colour; porter and stout from...

3) Ale-dagger (An). Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898
...A dagger used in self-defence in ale-house brawls. 1 "He that drinkes with cutlers must not be without his ale-dagger." (1589). (See N. E. D.)Pierce Pennilesse says:-"All...

4) Ale-draper. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898
...a tapster. Ale-drapery, the selling of ale, etc. 1 "No other occupation have I but to be an ale-draper."-H. Chettle: Kind-harts Dreame, 1592....

5) Ale-stake. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898
...The pole set up before ale-houses by way of "sign." A bush was very often fixed to its top. A tavern. 1 "A garland had he set upon his head As great as it werein...

6) 35. Jolly Good Ale and Old. 16th Century. Anonymous. 1909-14. English Poetry I: From Chaucer to Gray. The Harvard Classics
...BACK and side go bare, go bare, Both hand and foot go cold; But, belly, God send thee good ale enough Whether it be new or old. But if 1 that I may have truly 5 Good...

7) 512. Song-Guid ale keeps the heart aboon. Burns, Robert. 1909-14. Poems and Songs. The Harvard Classics
...Chorus—O gude ale comes and gude ale goes; Gude ale gars me sell my hose, Sell my hose, and pawn my shoon— Gude ale keeps my heart aboon! I HAD sax owsen in a pleugh,...

8) yard of ale. The American HeritageŽ Dictionary of the English Language: Fourth Edition. 2000.
...Inflected forms: pl. yards of ale1. A slender glass shaped like a horn that is about three feet tall and holds about three pints. 2. The amount of liquid that a yard...

9) Ale-wife. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898
...The landlady of an ale-house or ale-stand. 1...

10) 49. Jolly Good Ale and Old. William Stevenson. The Oxford Book of English Verse
...no care, 5 I nothing am a-cold; I stuff my skin so full within Of jolly good ale and old. Back and side go bare, go bare; Both foot and hand go cold; 10 But, belly,...

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