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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Ordinary \Or"di*na*ry\, n.; pl. Ordinaries (-r[i^]z).
   1. (Law)
      (a) (Roman Law) An officer who has original jurisdiction
          in his own right, and not by deputation.
      (b) (Eng. Law) One who has immediate jurisdiction in
          matters ecclesiastical; an ecclesiastical judge; also,
          a deputy of the bishop, or a clergyman appointed to
          perform divine service for condemned criminals and
          assist in preparing them for death.
      (c) (Am. Law) A judicial officer, having generally the
          powers of a judge of probate or a surrogate.
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   2. The mass; the common run. [Obs.]
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            I see no more in you than in the ordinary
            Of nature's salework.                 --Shak.
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   3. That which is so common, or continued, as to be considered
      a settled establishment or institution. [R.]
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            Spain had no other wars save those which were grown
            into an ordinary.                     --Bacon.
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   4. Anything which is in ordinary or common use.
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            Water buckets, wagons, cart wheels, plow socks, and
            other ordinaries.                     --Sir W.
                                                  Scott.
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   5. A dining room or eating house where a meal is prepared for
      all comers, at a fixed price for the meal, in distinction
      from one where each dish is separately charged; a table
      d'h[^o]te; hence, also, the meal furnished at such a
      dining room. --Shak.
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            All the odd words they have picked up in a
            coffeehouse, or a gaming ordinary, are produced as
            flowers of style.                     --Swift.
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            He exacted a tribute for licenses to hawkers and
            peddlers and to ordinaries.           --Bancroft.
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   6. (Her.) A charge or bearing of simple form, one of nine or
      ten which are in constant use. The bend, chevron,
      chief, cross, fesse, pale, and saltire are
      uniformly admitted as ordinaries. Some authorities include
      bar, bend sinister, pile, and others. See Subordinary.
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   In ordinary.
      (a) In actual and constant service; statedly attending and
          serving; as, a physician or chaplain in ordinary. An
          ambassador in ordinary is one constantly resident at a
          foreign court.
      (b) (Naut.) Out of commission and laid up; -- said of a
          naval vessel.

   Ordinary of the Mass (R. C. Ch.), the part of the Mass
      which is the same every day; -- called also the {canon of
      the Mass}.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Pale \Pale\, v. t.
   To make pale; to diminish the brightness of.
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         The glowworm shows the matin to be near,
         And 'gins to pale his uneffectual fire.  --Shak.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Pale \Pale\, n. [F. pal, fr. L. palus: cf. D. paal. See Pole a
   stake, and 1st Pallet.]
   1. A pointed stake or slat, either driven into the ground, or
      fastened to a rail at the top and bottom, for fencing or
      inclosing; a picket.
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            Deer creep through when a pale tumbles down.
                                                  --Mortimer.
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   2. That which incloses or fences in; a boundary; a limit; a
      fence; a palisade. "Within one pale or hedge." --Robynson
      (More's Utopia).
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   3. A space or field having bounds or limits; a limited region
      or place; an inclosure; -- often used figuratively. "To
      walk the studious cloister's pale." --Milton. "Out of the
      pale of civilization." --Macaulay.
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   4. Hence: A region within specified bounds, whether or not
      enclosed or demarcated.
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   5. A stripe or band, as on a garment. --Chaucer.
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   6. (Her.) One of the greater ordinaries, being a broad
      perpendicular stripe in an escutcheon, equally distant
      from the two edges, and occupying one third of it.
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   7. A cheese scoop. --Simmonds.
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   8. (Shipbuilding) A shore for bracing a timber before it is
      fastened.
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   English pale, Irish pale (Hist.), the limits or territory
      in Eastern Ireland within which alone the English
      conquerors of Ireland held dominion for a long period
      after their invasion of the country by Henry II in 1172.
      See note, below.

   beyond the pale outside the limits of what is allowed or
      proper; also, outside the limits within which one is
      protected. --Spencer.
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   Note: The English Pale. That part of Ireland in which English
         law was acknowledged, and within which the dominion of
         the English was restricted, for some centuries after
         the conquests of Henry II. John distributed the part of
         Ireland then subject to England into 12 counties
         palatine, and this region became subsequently known as
         the Pale, but the limits varied at different times.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Pale \Pale\ (p[=a]l), a. [Compar. Paler (p[=a]l"[~e]r);
   superl. Palest.] [F. p[^a]le, fr. p[^a]lir to turn pale, L.
   pallere to be or look pale. Cf. Appall, Fallow, pall,
   v. i., Pallid.]
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   1. Wanting in color; not ruddy; dusky white; pallid; wan; as,
      a pale face; a pale red; a pale blue. "Pale as a forpined
      ghost." --Chaucer.
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            Speechless he stood and pale.         --Milton.
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            They are not of complexion red or pale. --T.
                                                  Randolph.
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   2. Not bright or brilliant; of a faint luster or hue; dim;
      as, the pale light of the moon.
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            The night, methinks, is but the daylight sick;
            It looks a little paler.              --Shak.
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   Note: Pale is often used in the formation of self-explaining
         compounds; as, pale-colored, pale-eyed, pale-faced,
         pale-looking, etc.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Pale \Pale\, n.
   Paleness; pallor. [R.] --Shak.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Pale \Pale\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Paled (p[=a]ld); p. pr. & vb.
   n. Paling.]
   To turn pale; to lose color or luster. --Whittier.
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         Apt to pale at a trodden worm.           --Mrs.
                                                  Browning.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Pale \Pale\, v. t.
   To inclose with pales, or as with pales; to encircle; to
   encompass; to fence off.
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         [Your isle, which stands] ribbed and paled in
         With rocks unscalable and roaring waters. --Shak.
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