Definitions

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  • n. Plural form of ale.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In botany, a plural termination distinguishing the names of cohorts, a grade intermediate between class and order.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • Both the Brickhouse and John Harvard's have their pumpkin ales on tap right now.

    Long Island Beers

  • It's also the time of year when Long Island's brewpubs unleash their pumpkin ales on a thirsty public.

    Long Island Beers

  • True pumpkin ales will be able to stand on their own and go down pleasantly without the aid of a sweetener.

    LENNDEVOURS:

  • Hey Helen – Glad you are savoring life with a stout; I have been enjoying mine with pumpkin ales.

    Bolivian Homecoming « Wanderings

  • Oh come on, the beer is simply supposed to help what "ales" them!

    Beer choice at Obama meeting touches off new debate

  • And I was somewhat surprised, for she was used to seeing me at work at something or other for the greater part of the day; but after mature reflection she added -- "ales" (Alles = everything).

    Lola or, The Thought and Speech of Animals

  • This clearly shows that in the yield of alcohol for a given amount of fermentable solids there is no appreciable difference between top fermentation products, such as ales, and bottom fermentation products, such as beers.

    A Study Of American Beers and Ales

  • An arbour of boughs was erected in the churchyard on these occasions called Robin Hood's Bower, where the maidens collected money for the "ales," and "all went merry as a marriage bell" -- rather too merry sometimes, for the ale was strong and the villagers liked it, and the ballad-singer was so merry, and the company so hearty -- and was it not all for a good cause, the support of the poor?

    English Villages

  • Church authorised many holidays in the course of the year; and what with May Day festivities, Plough Mondays, Hocktide and Shrovetide sports, harvest suppers, fairs, and "ales," the villagers had plenty of amusement, and their lives certainly could not be described as dull.

    English Villages

  • An arbour of boughs was erected in the churchyard, called Robin Hood's Bower, where the maidens collected money for the "ales" in the same way which they employed at Hock-tide, and which was called "Hocking."

    Old English Sports

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