(Ale"ber`ry) n. [OE. alebery, alebrey; ale + bre broth, fr. AS. briw pottage.] A beverage,
formerly made by boiling ale with spice, sugar, and sops of bread.
Their aleberries, caudles, possets.
Beau. & Fl.
(A*lec"i*thal) a. [Gr. 'a priv. + yelk.] (Biol.) Applied to those ova which segment uniformly,
and which have little or no food yelk embedded in their protoplasm. Balfour.
(Ale"con`ner) n. [/Ale + con, OE. cunnen to test, AS. cunnian to test. See Con.] Orig.,
an officer appointed to look to the goodness of ale and beer; also, one of the officers chosen by the
liverymen of London to inspect the measures used in public houses. But the office is a sinecure. [Also
called aletaster.] [Eng.]
(Ale"cost`) n. [Ale + L. costus an aromatic plant: cf. Costmary.] (Bot.) The plant costmary,
which was formerly much used for flavoring ale.
(||Al`ec*tor"i*des) n. pl. [NL., fr. Gr. a cock.] (Zoöl.) A group of birds including the common
fowl and the pheasants.
(A*lec`to*rom"a*chy) n. [Gr. cock + fight.] Cockfighting.
(A*lec"to*ro*man`cy) n. See Alectryomancy.
(A*lec`try*om'a*chy) n. [Gr. cock + fight.] Cockfighting.
(A*lec"try*o*man`cy) n. [Gr. cock + -mancy.] Divination by means of a cock and grains
of corn placed on the letters of the alphabet, the letters being put together in the order in which the
grains were eaten. Amer. Cyc.
Hard alee, or Luff alee, an order to put the helm to the lee side.
(A*lee") adv. [Pref. a- + lee.] (Naut.) On or toward the lee, or the side away from the wind; the
opposite of aweather. The helm of a ship is alee when pressed close to the lee side.
(Al"e*gar) n. [Ale + eager sour, F. aigre. Cf. Vinegar.] Sour ale; vinegar made of ale. Cecil.
(Al"e*ger) a. [F. allègre, earlier alègre, fr. L. alacer.] Gay; cheerful; sprightly. [Obs.] Bacon.
(A*legge") v. t. [OE. aleggen, alegen, OF. alegier, F. alléger, fr. LL. alleviare, for L. allevare
to lighten; ad + levis light. Cf. Alleviate, Allay, Allege.] To allay or alleviate; to lighten. [Obs.]
That shall alegge this bitter blast.
(Ale"hoof`) n. [AS. hofe ground ivy; the first part is perh. a corruption: cf. OE. heyhowe hedgehove,
ground ivy, "in old MSS. heyhowe, heyoue, haihoue, halehoue." Prior.] Ground ivy
(Ale"house`) n. A house where ale is retailed; hence, a tippling house. Macaulay.