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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Avale \A*vale"\, v. t. & i. [F. avaler to descend, to let down. See Avalanche.] 1. To cause to descend; to lower; to let fall; to doff. [Obs.] --Chaucer. [1913 Webster] 2. To bring low; to abase. [Obs.] --Sir H. Wotton. [1913 Webster] 3. (v. i.) To descend; to fall; to dismount. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] And from their sweaty courses did avale. --Spenser. [1913 Webster]