A spate of House retirements in the South is casting a pall over Dems' 2010 chances.
After the announcement of the split, a pall hung over the paper.
It took firefighters three hours to control the blaze, which covered this tidy city in a pall of black smoke.
How the dominant blue-gray coloring was like a pall hanging over the material?
The pall of black smoke from the bombing could be seen from miles off.
In the green singing world the pall lifted from his spirits.
And besides, Heywood's clichéd monologue was beginning to pall.
I have rescued them from the pages of the pall Mall Magazine.
The town bier stood in front of the house, and the pall was over it.
The coffin rested on an elevated bier before the altar, its plainness hidden beneath a pall of white-and gold embroidered cloth.
Old English pæll "rich cloth or cloak, purple robe, altar cloth," from Latin pallium "cloak, coverlet, covering," in Tertullian, the garment worn by Christians instead of the Roman toga; related to pallo "robe, cloak," palla "long upper garment of Roman women," perhaps from the root of pellis "skin." Notion of "cloth spread over a coffin" (mid-15c.) led to figurative sense of "dark, gloomy mood" (1742).
"become tiresome," 1700, from Middle English pallen "to become faint, fail in strength" (late 14c.), shortened form of appallen "to dismay, fill with horror or disgust" (see appall). Related: Palled; palling.