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Meaning of Allan-a-Dale

Al•lan-a-Dale

Pronunciation: (al"un-u-dāl'), [key]
— n.
  1. (in English balladry) a member of Robin Hood's band who carried off his sweetheart just before she was to be forced into marriage with an aged knight.
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