To compel to go: “In short order the human rights campaign was haled before a high court of indignation”(Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr.)
Archaic To pull, draw, drag, or hoist.
Origin: Middle English halen, to pull, drag, from Old French haler, of Germanic origin; see kelə-2 in Indo-European roots.
, Edward Everett 1822-1909.
American Unitarian cleric and writer whose more than 150 literary works include the story “The Man Without a Country” (1863). His sister Lucretia Peabody Hale (1820-1900) wrote two noted children's books, The Peterkin Papers (1880) and The Last of the Peterkins (1886).
, George Ellery 1868-1938.
American astrophysicist who invented the spectroheliograph (1891) and directed the Mount Wilson Observatory (1904-1923).
, Nathan 1755-1776.
American Revolutionary soldier hanged by the British as a spy. According to tradition, his last words were “I only regret that I have but one life to lose for my country.”
, Sarah Josepha Buell 1788-1879.
American writer and editor of Godey's Lady's Book (1837-1877), the most popular American women's magazine of its time. Her own works include the poem “Mary Had a Little Lamb” (1830).