Middle English Dictionary Entry

hail n.
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Definitions (Senses and Subsenses)

(a) Hailstones falling or fallen in a storm; ~ reighnesse, ~ shour [OE hagol-scūr], ~ storm; storm of ~, tempest of ~; as (so) thik as ~, as closely massed as falling hailstones; (b) a fall or shower of hailstones; a hailstorm; ~ of stones; also fig.
(a) Hail as a substance; ston of ~; (b) a hailstone; (c) ~ ston [OE hagol-stān], a hailstone; as thik as the (ani) ~, as closely massed as falling hailstones.
Med. A growth on the eyelid [cp. grando].
In place names [see Smith PNElem. 1.222].

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Note: Med., etc., see further J.Norri, Dictionary of Medical Vocabulary, s.v. hail.