Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Steeped or soaked in ale.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • Remember th 'old days, when thou wast more ale-washed than th' bottle itself.

    A Brother To Dragons and Other Old-time Tales

  • And such fellows are perfect in the great commanders’ names, and they will learn you by rote where services were done; at such and such a sconce, at such a breach, at such a convoy; who came off bravely, who was shot, who disgraced, what terms the enemy stood on; and this they con perfectly in the phrase of war, which they trick up with new-tuned oaths: and what a beard of the general’s cut and a horrid suit of the camp will do among foaming bottles and ale-washed wits, is wonderful to be thought on.

    Act III. Scene VI. The Life of King Henry the Fifth

  • An ale-washed cow’s milk cheese from Belgium, served with a frisee salad and toasted walnuts.

    December « 2004 « I HEART BACON

  • An ale-washed cow’s milk cheese from Belgium, served with a frisee salad and toasted walnuts.

    Union « I HEART BACON

  • a beard of the general's cut and a horrid suit of the camp will do among foaming bottles and ale-washed wits, is wonderful to be thought on.

    The Life of King Henry V

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