Topgallant gale(Naut.), one in which a ship may carry her topgallant sails.

(Gale) v. i. (Naut.) To sale, or sail fast.

(Gale), n. [OE. gal. See Gale wind.] A song or story. [Obs.] Toone.

(Gale), v. i. [AS. galan. See 1st Gale.] To sing. [Obs.] "Can he cry and gale." Court of Love.

(Gale), n. [AS. gagel, akin to D. gagel.] (Bot.) A plant of the genus Myrica, growing in wet places, and strongly resembling the bayberry. The sweet gale (Myrica Gale) is found both in Europe and in America.

(Gale), n. [Cf. Gabel.] The payment of a rent or annuity. [Eng.] Mozley & W.

Gale day, the day on which rent or interest is due.

(||Ga"le*a) n. [L., a helmet.]

1. (Bot.) The upper lip or helmet-shaped part of a labiate flower.

2. (Surg.) A kind of bandage for the head.

3. (Pathol.) Headache extending all over the head.

4. (Paleon.) A genus of fossil echini, having a vaulted, helmet-shaped shell.

5. (Zoöl.) The anterior, outer process of the second joint of the maxillae in certain insects.

3. A state of excitement, passion, or hilarity.

The ladies, laughing heartily, were fast getting into what, in New England, is sometimes called a gale.

  By PanEris using Melati.

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