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

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