PEAL


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AcronymDefinition
PEALParent Education and Advocacy Leadership (Pittsburgh, PA)
PEALParents Experiencing Adult Loss (bereavement support group; UK)
PEALPeople's Education for Action and Liberation (India)
PEALPlastic Engineering Associates Licensing, Inc. (Boca Raton, FL)
PEALPhillips Exeter Academy Library (Exeter, NH)
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One blinding flash after another came, and peal on peal of deafening thunder.
The wiser man thou,'' said John, with a peal of laughter, in which his gay followers obsequiously joined.
Without heeding her angry look and curt rebuke, he half turned, and sidled away into the shrubbery, whence the tray presently rose into the air, flew across the laurel hedge, and descended with a peal of stage thunder on the stooped shoulders of Josephs.
I could not help joining, and we laughed together, peal after peal, until the tavern rang again.
The fairy only answered with a peal of laughter, and when at length she had control of her voice she cried, "Oh, come, you are making game of me
On reaching the gates of the town, which was a walled one, the municipality came forth to meet him, the bells rang out a peal, and the inhabitants showed every sign of general satisfaction; and with great pomp they conducted him to the principal church to give thanks to God, and then with burlesque ceremonies they presented him with the keys of the town, and acknowledged him as perpetual governor of the island of Barataria.
The ten liveried archers were variously disposed about the church to keep him company; two of them being locked in a tiny crypt, three in the belfry, "to ring us a wedding peal," as Robin said; and the others under quire seats or in the vestry.
There was a nervous suspense over us all, as though overhead some dread bell would peal out powerfully when we should least expect it.
The bell of Monte Citorio, which only sounds on the pope's decease and the opening of the Carnival, was ringing a joyous peal.
With it came the shattering peal of opposing infantry.
Fire-flies hung in bright clusters on the dewy leaves, that waved in the cool night-wind; and the flowers stood gazing, in very wonder, at the little Elves, who lay among the fern-leaves, swung in the vine-boughs, sailed on the lake in lily cups, or danced on the mossy ground, to the music of the hare-bells, who rung out their merriest peal in honor of the night.
The eye, the face, and attitude of command; the solemn, yet warlike peal of that voice, fit either to rule a host in the battle-field or be raised to God in prayer, were irresistible.