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gale

a strong wind, specifically one of force seven to ten on the Beaufort scale or from 45 to 90 kilometres per hour

gale

[gāl]
(meteorology)
An unusually strong wind.
In storm-warning terminology, a wind of 28-47 knots (52-87 kilometers per hour).
In the Beaufort wind scale, a wind whose speed is 28-55 knots (52-102 kilometers per hour).

gale

Persistent strong winds with a mean speed exceeding 30 knots or gusts of 43 to 51 knots. Its value is 8 on Beufort's scale. Gales are normally associated with strong pressure gradients, depressions, and storms. See also Beufort's scale.
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Gale spent a lifetime fighting "the crooks" --cold hearted bankers, insensitive politicians and others bullying neighborhood people in low and moderate-income neighborhoods.
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For almost half of his 33-year career at Chrysler, Gale's design talent and skillful leadership formed a cornerstone of the automaker's product revival and ultimate survival.
Explaining Merry Gale's absence, trainer Jim Dreaper's wife, Patricia, said yesterday: "Whereas he acted on very good ground in the past, Jim thinks he really needs a bit of cut at this stage of his career and the owner agreed.
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The silence between Wharton and Cather, re-examined through the lens of their correspondences with Gale, becomes testament to the difficulty of forming a community of literary women.(5) Their letters reveal that in their eyes sisterhood is not automatically conferred because of gender; in fact, sisterhood seems not to be a particularly desirable association at all.