• (obsolete) A large fire, a conflagration or bonfire.
  • A rounded bundle or package of goods in a cloth cover, and corded for storage or transportation.
  • A measurement of paper equal to 10 reams.
  • Suffering, woe, torment.
  • (archaic) A beacon-fire.
  • A measurement of hay equal to 10 flakes. Approximately 70-90 lbs (32-41 kg).
  • Evil, especially considered as an active force for destruction or death.
  • (archaic) A funeral pyre.
  • A bundle of compressed wool or hay, compacted for shipping and handling.


  • (Britain, nautical) To remove water from a boat with buckets etc.
  • (transitive) To wrap into a bale.

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