peal


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Peal \Peal\ (p[=e]l), n. [Etymol. uncertain.] (Zool.)
   A small salmon; a grilse; a sewin. [Prov. Eng.]
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Peal \Peal\, v. i.
   To appeal. [Obs.] --Spencer.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Peal \Peal\, n. [An abbrev. of F. appel a call, appeal, ruffle
   of a drum, fr. appeller to call, L. appellare. See Appeal.]
   1. A loud sound, or a succession of loud sounds, as of bells,
      thunder, cannon, shouts, of a multitude, etc. "A fair peal
      of artillery." --Hayward.
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            Whether those peals of praise be his or no. --Shak.
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            And a deep thunder, peal on peal, afar. --Byron.
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   2. A set of bells tuned to each other according to the
      diatonic scale; also, the changes rung on a set of bells.
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   To ring a peal. See under Ring.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Peal \Peal\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Pealed (p[=e]ld); p. pr. &
   vb. n. Pealing.]
   1. To utter or give out loud sounds.
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            There let the pealing organ blow.     --Milton.
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   2. To resound; to echo.
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            And the whole air pealed
            With the cheers of our men.           --Longfellow.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Peal \Peal\, v. t.
   1. To utter or give forth loudly; to cause to give out loud
      sounds; to noise abroad.
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            The warrior's name,
            Though pealed and chimed on all the tongues of fame.
                                                  --J. Barlow.
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   2. To assail with noise or loud sounds.
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            Nor was his ear less pealed.          --Milton.
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   3. To pour out. [Prov. Eng.] --Halliwell.
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