Affected by haze; hazy.
* 1923 , (editor), Collected Scientific Papers of John Aitken, LL.D., F.R.S.
* 2004 , Matthew McGuire, Dreams Of Hope ,
- With W., N.W., and N. winds the air is very clear, whereas from all other directions it is very much hazed'. All winds from E. by S. to SW are nearly ten times more ' hazed than those from the NW quadrant.
* 2008 , A. J. Hampton, Hostile Devotions ,
- The images of reality become more and more hazed , more and more dim. Hibernation pulls him away. Floating, the nightmare returns.
(of a photograph) Clouded, especially due to accidental exposure to light.
(Australia, slang) Drunk.
- As she rocked against him, she couldn?t stop watching his murky eyes grow even more hazed .
From (etyl) .
(archaic) Health, welfare.
- All heedless of his dearest hale .
Representing a Northern dialectal form of (etyl) .
Sound, entire, healthy; robust, not impaired.
* Jonathan Swift
* 1883 , (Howard Pyle), (The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood)
- Last year we thought him strong and hale .
- "Good morrow to thee, jolly fellow," quoth Robin, "thou seemest happy this merry morn."
- "Ay, that am I," quoth the jolly Butcher, "and why should I not be so? Am I not hale in wind and limb? Have I not the bonniest lass in all Nottinghamshire? And lastly, am I not to be married to her on Thursday next in sweet Locksley Town?"
* Now rather uncommon, except in the stock phrase "hale and hearty".
From (etyl) halen, from (etyl) haler, from (etyl) ‘upright beam on a loom’). Doublet of (l).
To drag, pull, especially forcibly.
* , II.6:
* 1820 , (Percy Bysshe Shelley), , :
- For I had beene vilely hurried and haled by those poore men, which had taken the paines to carry me upon their armes a long and wearysome way, and to say truth, they had all beene wearied twice or thrice over, and were faine to shift severall times.
- The wingless, crawling hours, one among whom / As some dark Priest hales the reluctant victim / Shall drag thee, cruel King, to kiss the blood.
* 1992 , (Hilary Mantel), (A Place of Greater Safety) , Harper Perennial, 2007, page 262:
- He tried to persuade Cicely to stay away from the ball-room for a fourth dance..
- They will hale the King to Paris, and have him under their eye.