Hard alee, or Luff alee, an order to put the helm 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.

(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.

(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.

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