from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A Middle English form of balas.

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  • noun Plural form of bale.


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  • Or even if you could get a few square bales from a farmer they will be like 2 bucks apiece and work great.

    If I just hang a heavy duty tarp behind my target for my bow and and put a big piece of plywood behind the tarp...Will that serv

  • * Production on alpaca farm measured in bales of cuteness.

    Boing Boing

  • So having made up my mind, I packed up in bales a quantity of precious stuffs suited for sea-trade and repaired with them from Baghdad-city to

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • Our needs are of 20,000 kgs minimum a month of white color or black color in bales of this item.

    [hprasla] Products directly from China at factory prices

  • "They foresaw my wisdom of the skin - bales and fled away into the cave!"

    The Sunlanders

  • In the long ago, when I was a girl on the Chilcat, I played alone among the skin bales of my father's lodge; for the men were away on the hunt, and the women and boys were dragging in the meat.

    Grit of Women

  • Big Hole, or the Deer house plains; consequently the Indians, during their stay here, subsist on dried meat, which they transport in bales of forty pounds or more, upon horses, from the buffalo range, or the haunts of deer and big horn, which are found on the neighboring mountains.

    Life in the Rocky Mountains

  • When I came to man’s estate I heard the pilgrims and wayfarers, travellers and merchants talk of the land of Egypt and their words sank deep into my mind till my parent died, when I took a large sum of money and furnished myself for trade with stuffs of Baghdad and Mosul and, packing them up in bales, set out on my wanderings; and Allah decreed me safety till I entered this your city.

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • When the word was given the brief day was almost spent, and it was slow work and tedious, rolling the big bales forward foot by foot The bullets of the Sunlanders blub-blubbed and thudded against them, but could not go through, and the men howled their delight But the dark was at hand, and Tyee, secure of success, called the bales back to the trenches.


  • Upon this resolve I took a great store of cash and, buying goods and gear fit for travel, bound them up in bales.

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night


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  • Captured at Yorktown, "2 bales soal leather," as well as "10 1/2 hides tanned leather."

    October 29, 2007