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Bale


BALE, noun [Heb. to bind, to pledge, and its derivative.]

1. A bundle or package of goods in a cloth cover, and corded for carriage or transportation.

2. Formerly, a pair of dice

BALE, verb transitive To make up in a bale

BALE, noun [Heb. to grieve or mourn, to be desolate, or to destroy.]

Misery; calamity.