Hawkins put up the first "paling" fence that had ever adorned the village; and he did not stop there, but whitewashed it.
"For me," said Judy, flushing and paling almost in the same moment.
Clumps of dielytra and day-lilies bloomed behind the paling, and a crooked elm hung romantically over the gable of the house.
Advancing to the end of the platform I looked over the paling.
The old woodman was leaning over its paling, and he nodded to them as they passed.
The other two paling, measured the distance back to the door.
The Alien said never a word; each looked the other hard in the eyes, paling.
Such a group of radiant faces as now peered over the paling!
The Chancellor wriggled on his chair, his face flushing and paling by turns; all eyes were bent upon him in anxious suspense.
Annie looked hard at Hester with dilating eyes and paling cheeks.
early 14c., from Old French paile "pale, light-colored" (12c., Modern French pâle), from Latin pallidus "pale, pallid, wan, colorless," from pallere "be pale, grow pale," from PIE *pel- (2) "pale" (see pallor). Pale-face, supposed North American Indian word for "European," is attested from 1822.
early 13c. (c.1200 in Anglo-Latin), "stake, pole, stake for vines," from Old French pal and directly from Latin palus "stake, prop, wooden post," related to pangere "to fix or fasten" (see pact).
From late 14c. as "fence of pointed stakes;" figurative sense of "limit, boundary, restriction" is from c.1400. Barely surviving in beyond the pale and similar phrases. Meaning "the part of Ireland under English rule" is from 1540s, via sense of "territory held by power of a nation or people" (mid-15c.).
late 14c., "become pale; appear pale" (also, in Middle English, "to make pale"), from Old French paleir (12c.) or from pale (adj.). Related: Paled; paling.