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First published 1963 (DOST Vol. III).
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Hail(l, n. 1 Also: haile, hayle, hayill, hale. [ME. hail, OE. hæᵹl.] Hail.(a) a1400 Leg. S. xiii. 181.
Gret haile fel
c1400 Troy-bk. i. 413.
Rayne and haile
c1420 Wynt. iv. 1644.
Bathe hayle and tempest
a1500 Henr. Test. Cress. 6.
Schouris of haill can fra the North discend
a1500 Gol. & Gaw. 684.
Clowis of clene maill Hoppit out as the haill
c1500-c1512 Dunb. lxix. 7.
With wind, with haill, and havy schouris
1531 Bell. Boece I. 274 (S.T.S.).
Ane schoure of hayill
15.. Clar. iv. 1612.
Leavis hinging full of silver haill
fig. c1500-c1512 Dunb. iv. 70.
[Death] has Blind Hary, … Slaine with his schour of mortall haill
(b) 1560 Rolland Seven S. 3340.
Fyreflauchts, hale and raine
Ib. 3408. ?1438 Alex. i. 1649.
The Turkis with arrowis braid Schott thikker weill than hale or snaw

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