Regaling
Regale Re*gale" (r?*g?l), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Regaled} (-g?ld"); p. pr. & vb. n. {Regaling}.] [F. r['e]galer, Sp. regalar to regale, to caress, to melt, perhaps fr. L. regalare to thaw (cff. {Gelatin}), or cf. Sp. gala graceful, pleasing address, choicest part of a thing (cf. {Gala}), or most likely from OF. galer to rejoice, gale pleasure.] To enerta?n in a regal or sumptuous manner; to enrtertain with something that delights; to gratify; to refresh; as, to regale the taste, the eye, or the ear. [1913 Webster]

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