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Jun 15, 2018
This week’s theme
Monosyllabic words

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wen
skail
slue
dree
wale

wale
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wale

PRONUNCIATION:
(wayl)

MEANING:
noun:1. A streak mark raised on the skin, as by a whip.
 2. One of the series of ribs in a fabric such as corduroy.
 3. A plank along the side of a wooden ship.
 4. A horizontal band or strip, for example, around a woven basket.
verb tr.:1. To mark with wales.
 2. To fasten or secure.

ETYMOLOGY:
From Old English walu (mark of a lash). Earliest documented use: 1024.

USAGE:
“[That] and the mere friction of the wales of my corduroy-covered chair were the only things holding me.”
Robert Olen Butler; The Hot Country; The Mysterious Press; 2012.

See more usage examples of wale in Vocabulary.com’s dictionary.

A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
To a father growing old, nothing is dearer than a daughter. -Euripides, playwright (c. 480-406 BCE)

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