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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.

He steals along the lonely dale
In silent search.
Thomson's Spring, l. 220.

Sources: Spenser, Edmund (254) · Thomson, James (73) · Tickell, Thomas (12)

Attributes: Dutch (90) · German (30) · Gothic (10) · Noun Substantive (1269)

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