Monday, 23 September 2013



1. the raised mark left on the skin after the stroke of a rod or whip
2. the weave or texture of a fabric, such as the ribs in corduroy
3. a vertical row of stitches in knitting
4. (nautical)
a. a ridge of planking along the rail of a ship
b. also gunwale . the top of the side of a boat or the topmost plank of a wooden vessel
5. to raise a wale or wales on by striking
6. to weave with a wale

Time, hurt, and rust
Have left their wales
Upon metal and life

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