Dale. n.s. [dalei, Gothick; dal, Dutch and German.] A low place between hills; a vale; a valley.
Long tost with storms, and bet with bitter winds,
High over hills, and low adown the dale,
She wandred many a wood and measur'd many a vale. Fairy Queen, b. i. cant. 7. stanz. 28.
Before the downfal of the fairy state
This dale, a pleasing region, not unblest,
This dale possess'd they, and had still possess'd. Tickell.
He steals along the lonely dale
In silent search. Thomson's Spring, l. 220.