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Re: One's Hoss who went beyond the "Pale!"
In Response To: Re: One's Hoss, of a Hoss! ()

Beyond the Pale is right, he died! chuckle

OK, HE MIGHT WELL HAVE BEEN THE SON OF DARIUS?

But maybe the name meant something?

"pale 1 (pl)
n.
1. A stake or pointed stick; a picket.
2. A fence enclosing an area.
3. The area enclosed by a fence or boundary.
4.
a. A region or district lying within an imposed boundary or constituting a separate jurisdiction.
b. Pale The medieval dominions of the English in Ireland. Used with the.
5. Heraldry A wide vertical band in the center of an escutcheon.
tr.v. paled, paling, pales
To enclose with pales; fence in.
Idiom:
beyond the pale
Irrevocably unacceptable or unreasonable: behavior that was quite beyond the pale.

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[Middle English, from Old French pal, from Latin plus; see pag- in Indo-European roots.]
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ThesaurusLegend: Synonyms Related Words AntonymsNoun 1. pale - a wooden strip forming part of a fence
picket
paling, picket fence - a fence made of upright pickets
strip - thin piece of wood or metal
Verb 1. pale - turn pale, as if in fear
blanch, blench
discolour, discolor, color, colour - change color, often in an undesired manner; "The shirts discolored"
Adj. 1. pale - very light colored; highly diluted with white; "pale seagreen"; "pale blue eyes"
light-colored, light - (used of color) having a relatively small amount of coloring agent; "light blue"; "light colors such as pastels"; "a light-colored powder"
2. pale - (of light) lacking in intensity or brightness; dim or feeble; "the pale light of a half moon"; "a pale sun"; "the late afternoon light coming through the el tracks fell in pale oblongs on the street"; "a pallid sky"; "the pale (or wan) stars"; "the wan light of dawn"
wan, pallid, sick
weak - wanting in physical strength; "a weak pillar"
3. pale - lacking in vitality or interest or effectiveness; "a pale rendition of the aria"; "pale prose with the faint sweetness of lavender"; "a pallid performance"
pallid
colorless, colourless - lacking in variety and interest; "a colorless and unimaginative person"; "a colorless description of the parade"
4. pale - abnormally deficient in color as suggesting physical or emotional distress; "the pallid face of the invalid"; "her wan face suddenly flushed"
pallid, wan
colorless, colourless - weak in color; not colorful
5. pale - not full or rich; "high, pale, pure and lovely song"
thin - (of sound) lacking resonance or volume; "a thin feeble cry" "

PERHAPS HE WAS "COLOURLESS?", OR "PALLID", OR "SICK(LY)?, OR "LACKING IN VITALITY?" (HE CERTAINLY WAS AFTER HIS DEATH!) CHUCKLE, OR "LACKING IN INTENSITY?", OR "LIGHT OR THIN?", ETC. ANY OF THESE COULD FIT?

BUT, COULD YOU CONSIDER THAT HE REALLY WAS FROM "BEYOND THE PALE", THAT IS FROM BEYOND THE BOUNDRY MARKERS THAT MARKED THE EMPIRE? THINK PALESTINE, PALESTRIA, PALACE, ETC.?

BUT, I'D BET THAT HE TURNED "PALE" WHEN ALEXANDER'S MEN BROKE THE PERSIAN LINE?

RON