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  • Eric Gales (aka Raw Dawg) (born October 29, 1974, Memphis, Tennessee) is an American blues-rock guitarist, originally hailed as a child prodigy. As of 2010[update] Gales has recorded nine albums on major record labels, and has done session and tribute work. — “Eric Gales - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia”, en.wikipedia.org
  • Gale's, a brand of honey and lemon curd in the United Kingdom. Gales, a meteorological event. This disambiguation page lists articles associated with the same title. If an internal link led you here, you may wish to change the link to point directly to the intended article. — “Gales - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia”, en.wikipedia.org
  • Gales Creek is an unincorporated community in Washington County, Oregon, United States on Oregon Route 8 northwest of Forest Grove in the foothills of the Oregon Coast Gales Creek shares its name with a stream, a tributary of the Tualatin River, that was named for pioneer Joseph Gale, who settled. — “Gales Creek, Oregon - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia”, en.wikipedia.org

Quotations

  • The shore was overgrown with hazel to within twenty yards of the water, then the ground rose and was clothed with low ash-trees, whose boughs seemed much stunted by tempest, showing how exposed the spot was to the easterly gales of spring. — “After London; or, Wild England” by Richard Jefferies
  • April advanced to May: a bright serene May it was; days of blue sky, placid sunshine, and soft western or southern gales filled up its duration. — “Jane Eyre” by Charlotte Bronte
  • This voyage of eight hundred miles was a perilous venture on a craft of twenty tons, and at that season of the year. The Chinese seas are usually boisterous, subject to terrible gales of wind, and especially during the equinoxes; and it was now early November. — “Around the World in Eighty Days” by Jules Verne
  • Such wandering corpses are common enough in the North Atlantic, which is haunted by all the terrors of the sea,–fogs, icebergs, dead ships bent upon mischief, and long sinister gales that fasten upon one like a vampire till all the strength and the spirit and even hope are gone, and one feels like the empty shell of a man. — “Lord Jim” by Joseph Conrad
  • Since now thou art about to leave Thy father's quiet house, And all the phantoms and illusions dear, That heaven-born fancies round it weave, And to this lonely region lend their charm, Unto the dust and noise of life condemned, By destiny, soon wilt thou learn to see Our wretchedness and infamy, My sister dear, who, in these mournful times, Alas, wilt more unhappy souls bestow On our unhappy Italy! With strong examples strengthen thou their minds; For cruel fate propitious gales Hath e'er to virtue's course denied, Nor in weak souls can purity reside. — “Complete poems” by Giacomo Leopardi
  • "Now, gentlemen, sweeping a ship's deck at sea is a piece of household work which in all times but raging gales is regularly attended to every evening; it has been known to be done in the case of ships actually foundering at the time. — “Moby-Dick” by Herman Melville

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