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Bliss and bale


  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Bliss and bale are often alliteratively opposed; also Boot and bale
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. bealu; Old High Ger. balo; Ice. böl.


In literature:

Never again was it found, and never again, for bale or bliss, did it adorn the right orbit of the Commander.
"Selected Stories" by Bret Harte
Who shall depict its bliss and bale?
"Shirley" by Charlotte Brontë