An' then 'Squire Brookhouse, an' one or two more, piped in with objections, until the Jestice put the bail up ter five thousand.
She's in the Tombs by this time, unless somebody went her bail up at court.
"bail up" and "stick up" equivalent of our highwayman-term to "hold up" a stage-coach or a train.
The ghosts would then begin to bail up water out of the sea to empty it in the boat.
We rode up sharpish, and showed our revolvers, singing out to him to 'bail up'.
She could frighten a wildish cow and bail up anything that would stay in a yard with her.
bail up, throw up your hands now, or I'll shoot every man jack of you.
Anyway, the boy will lam the cow down with a jagged yard shovel, let her out, and bail up another.
We plant two men behind this rock, and two over there in the bush, on the opposite side, and we can bail up a dozen men.
Cracky, but we had Pee-wee so crazy that he'd bail up a can of water out of one end of the boat and empty it in the other end.
"bond money," late 15c., a sense that apparently developed from that of "temporary release from jail" (into the custody of another, who gives security), recorded from early 15c. That evolved from earlier meaning "captivity, custody" (early 14c.). From Old French baillier "to control, to guard, deliver" (12c.), from Latin bajulare "to bear a burden," from bajulus "porter," of unknown origin. In late 18c. criminal slang, to give leg bail meant "to run away."
"horizontal piece of wood in a cricket wicket," c.1742, originally "any cross bar" (1570s), probably identical with Middle French bail "horizontal piece of wood affixed on two stakes," and with English bail "palisade wall, outer wall of a castle" (see bailey).
"to dip water out of," 1610s, from baile (n.) "small wooden bucket" (mid-14c.), from nautical Old French baille "bucket, pail," from Medieval Latin *bajula (aquae), literally "porter of water," from Latin bajulare "to bear a burden" (see bail (n.1)). To bail out "leave suddenly" (intransitive) is recorded from 1930, originally of airplane pilots. Related: Bailed; bailing.
"to procure someone's release from prison" (by posting bail), 1580s, from bail (n.1); usually with out. Related: Bailed; bailing.