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  • v. to be a native of, to come from, to originate from; to have as one's birth place or residence


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  • Mr. Yarrow did indeed hail from Derbyshire; there was no one in town who knew much about him.

    A Lady of His Own

  • Irrelevantly Oliver remembered the nauseating candies she had enjoyed, the nauseating odors of strange food that drifted sometimes through the hail from her room.

    Science Fiction Hall of Fame

  • A hail from Greater Britain became thrice welcome, and that of Mahomed Naser Eben took Sir George by siege, especially its quaintness and literary touch.

    The Romance of a Pro-Consul

  • Her grand court costumes, as a rule, hail from Vienna, and Empress Augusta-Victoria probably shares with her grandmother, Queen Victoria, the distinction of being one of the two ladies, occupants of thrones, who do not patronize any of the great Parisian couturiers.

    The Secret Memoirs of the Courts of Europe

  • For Am 9: 7 informs us that the Philistines hail from Caphtor, that is to say, from the island of Crete.

    Exposition of Genesis: Volume 1

  • Despite the jury rig she seemed to be unmanned, but then, in answer to a hail from the Spanish frigate's masthead, two survivors appeared on the whaler's deck and began waving frantically toward the Espiritu Santo.

    Sharpe's Devil

  • The oldest extant plays hail from Freisingen and date from the eleventh century.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 10: Mass Music-Newman

  • I asked about her French heritage and was informed that she was of Italian descent, that her name was Rinna, not Renneau, and that she did not hail from Saint Tropez but from a little-known small town in Oregon.


  • "Aye aye" came back the answering hail from the lusty lungs of the woman at the stroke oar; by the curious and ages-old convention of the Navy the reply meant that the boat had an officer on board — presumably the huddled figure in the sternsheets looking more like a heap of trash with a boat-cloak thrown over it.

    Mr. Midshipman Easy

  • ` ` All right, '' came back the answering hail from the Varmint II and in a brief time both boats were swiftly moving down the river.

    The Go Ahead Boys and the Racing Motor-Boat


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