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  • n  a wooden strip forming part of a fence
  • v  turn pale, as if in fear
  • s  very light colored; highly diluted with white
    pale seagreen
    pale blue eyes
  • s  (of light) lacking in intensity or brightness; dim or feeble
    the pale light of a half moon
    a pale sun
    the late afternoon light coming through the el tracks fell in pale oblongs on the street
    the pale (or wan) stars
  • s  lacking in vitality or interest or effectiveness
    a pale rendition of the aria
    pale prose with the faint sweetness of lavender
  • s  abnormally deficient in color as suggesting physical or emotional distress
  • s  not full or rich
    high, pale, pure and lovely song

  • Guardsmen, pale in the pale dawn light, ringed the hangar as Alderman mounted the scaffold.
  • Broad, flat, pale and gray may not sound like a formula for pleasure.
  • The Russian President's pale blue eyes are so cool, so devoid of emotion that the stare must have begun as an affect, the gesture of someone who understood that power might be .
News & Articles

  • Insight: No smoke, plenty of fire fuels e-cigarettes
    By Kate Kelland and Ben Hirschler LONDON (Reuters) - Puffing on slim metal tubes loaded with pale yellow liquid, two London businessmen say they have between their lips a cure for what the U.N. calls "one of the biggest public health threats the world has ever faced". Electronic cigarettes are the future, they argue. Cheaper, cleaner and cooler than smoking, "vaping" - using a vaporizer to ...
    June 13, 2013 - Reuters via Yahoo! News
  • Pigments suggest famed dino-bird sported black and white feathers
    A transitional species that represents a link between dinosaurs and birds may have sported pale feathers that were dark at the tips, a new study suggests.For the study, detailed in the June 13 issue of the Journal of Analytical Atomic Spectrometry, researchers used an X-ray beam to identify ancient traces of pigment in fossils of Archaeopteryx, a winged creature that lived about 150 million ...
    June 12, 2013 - MSNBC
  • Choc's Oklahoma Pale Ale wins bronze at Austrailian International Beer Awards
    Out of nearly 1,500 beers, 747 of them international, Oklahoma's Choc Beer Company won a bronze medal with its Oklahoma Pale Ale at the Australian International Beer Awards last week. This is the first award for Choc's Oklahoma Pale Ale.
    June 11, 2013 - Tulsa World

  • John McCain in Newsweek
    Republican candidate John McCain on Saturday called Lewis' remarks "shocking and beyond the pale."
  • Hillary Rodham Clinton in 940 News
    The differences between Barack and I pale in comparison to the differences that we have with Republicans,Clinton said at a debate earlier this year.
  • Ewan McGregor in Market Rasen Today
    McGregor told BBC Breakfast of the recent scare: "I had a little skin cancer under my eye. I just went to have them (the moles) checked. You have to be careful if you're pale-skinned and spend time in the sun with moles. So I went to see a...

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