And while she was groping among them Becky returned, haling in Joseph, who in his turn haled in a kite with a long tail.
Then, as they were haling me off, Brother Martin—do you remember him?
Dexippus seized on some one, and was for haling him to the Spartan governor.
For the townsfolk, no brawling, marauding, or haling about of honest wenches.
And "he made havoc of the Church, entering into every house, and haling men and women committed them to prison."
As for Saul, he made havock of the church, entering into every house, and haling men and women committed them to prison.
When the surgeon knew our determination, he was for haling us back at once; what he wanted, he said, was willing men.
But Saul laid waste the church, entering into every house, and haling men and women committed them to prison.
He hath seen them watch and take their prey, haling a gennet, man, or other creature into the water.
An armed body of National Guards was haling to the Section headquarters a man of determined mien.
"healthy," Old English hal "healthy, entire, uninjured" (see health). The Scottish and northern English form of whole; it was given a literary sense of "free from infirmity" (1734). Related: Haleness.
c.1200, "drag; summon," in Middle English used of arrows, bowstrings, reins, anchors, from Old French haler "to pull, haul" (12c.), from a Germanic source, perhaps Frankish *halon or Old Dutch halen; probably also from Old English geholian "obtain" (see haul). Figurative sense of "to draw (someone) from one condition to another" is late 14c. Related: Haled; haling.