Ale

[ˈeɪ_l], [ˈe͡ɪl], [ˈe‍ɪl]

Definitions of ale:

  1.   Beer; a drink made from malt.
  2.   fermented alcoholic beverage similar to but heavier than beer
  3.   Fermented infusion of malt combined with hops.
  4.   A light- colored beer made from malt.
  5.   Liquor made from malt by fermentation.
  6.   a general name for beer made with a top fermenting yeast; in some of the United States an ale is ( by law) a brew of more than 4% alcohol by volume
  7.   A fermented malt liquor.
  8.   A fermented liquor made from barley.
  9.   A festival in English country places, so called from the liquor drunk.
  10.   A strong drink made from malt: a festival, so called from the liquor drunk.
  11.   An intoxicating liquor made from an infusion of malt by fermentation and the addition of a bitter, usually hops.

Quotes for ale:

  1. Note, that yeast of good Beer, is better then that of Ale – Kenelm Digby
  2. I have fed purely upon ale I have eat my ale drank my ale and I always sleep upon ale – George Farquhar
  3. Ale man, ale's the stuff to drink for fellows whom it hurts to think. – Alfred Edward Housman
  4. Shoulder the sky, my lad, and drink your ale – Alfred Edward Housman
  5. The troubles of our proud and angry dust are from eternity, and shall not fail. Bear them we can, and if we can we must. Shoulder the sky, my lad, and drink your ale – Alfred Edward Housman

Usage examples for ale:

  1. You're quite sure you won't have another glass of ale – The Queen of Hearts by Wilkie Collins Last Updated: January 3, 2009
  2. When the father returned from the ale house, they all sat down to dinner, and as usual, without saying " grace." ” – Fanny, the Flower-Girl by Selina Bunbury
  3. “ I saw that Master Sturgeon spoke truly when he said the strong ale had got into his head. ” – The Coming of the King by James Hocking
  4. They entered the ale house, and soon found out they were held in great terror. ” – The Children of the New Forest by Captain Marryat
  5. Some peasants, who were drinking ale in the Blue Lion, opened the shutters to look into the village orchard, and saw the child running over the snow. ” – Stories by Foreign Authors: Polish by Various
  6. But only to be disarmed, for there was a plate on the white table, containing a splendid wedge of raised pie, with a piece of bread, and a jug of ale beside a horn. ” – The Star-Gazers by George Manville Fenn
  7. During the evening several gentlemen friends came in to call on Charley's uncle, and again ale and cigars were put out. ” – Edna's Sacrifice and Other Stories Edna's Sacrifice; Who Was the Thief?; The Ghost; The Two Brothers; and What He Left by Frances Henshaw Baden
  8. Thus did the peasant live in middle Germany, even after the year 1618. He heard in the ale houses on Sunday of the war alarms in Bohemia, about which he cared little; he bought indeed a flying- sheet of a crafty dealer, or a satirical song on the outcast King of Bohemia; he gave some of his bread and cheese to a fugitive from Prague or Budweis, who came begging to his door, and shook his head as he listened to his tale of horror. ” – Pictures of German Life in the XVth XVIth and XVIIth Centuries, Vol. II. by Gustav Freytag
  9. Of course we are glad he tried the ale but if we had parted then and there we might have saved ourselves a lot of trouble. ” – Cupid's Middleman by Edward B. Lent
  10. “ I begin to think strong ale of myself! ” – Weighed and Wanting by George MacDonald
  11. So, be off with you, and let us, at least all that can afford it, make for Master Sancroft's hostelrie and talk soberly over our ale – The Last Of The Barons, Complete by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  12. But he drank nothing, not even his customary ale – The Voice in the Fog by Harold MacGrath
  13. First there was the 'Saloon Bar': on the glass of the door leading into this was fixed a printed bill: 'No four ale served in this bar. ” – The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists by Robert Tressell
  14. The result was that in six months Mr Mortimer had to leave the house, a poorer and a wiser man, picking up odd jobs in waiting afterwards in the Palace and neighbourhood, but retaining his habit of buying himself glasses of ale to a rather alarming extent. ” – A Double Knot by George Manville Fenn
  15. Best known by his famous little poem, The Fly and the Cup of Ale – A Brief Handbook of English Authors by Oscar Fay Adams
  16. “ Tom had been a little uncomfortable for the first minute; but after seeing Hardy take his glass of ale and then missing him, he forgot all about him, and was too busy with his own affairs to trouble himself further. ” – Tom Brown at Oxford by Thomas Hughes
  17. How dare ye talk 'bout drinkin' ale – The Panchronicon by Harold Steele Mackaye
  18. “ I go to a grocer's, and, standing outside, I make up some rhymes about his nice sweet sugar or his ale – Penelope's Irish Experiences by Kate Douglas Wiggin
  19. “ Huyghen was beginning to drift now, his eyes glazed in warm forgetfulness from the ale – The Moghul by Thomas Hoover
  20. You said ginger- ale didn't you! ” – The Turner Twins by Ralph Henry Barbour

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