raddle hedge
Raddle Rad"dle (r[a^]d"d'l), n. [Cf. G. r["a]der, r["a]del, sieve, or perhaps E. reed.] 1. A long, flexible stick, rod, or branch, which is interwoven with others, between upright posts or stakes, in making a kind of hedge or fence. [1913 Webster]

2. A hedge or fence made with raddles; -- called also {raddle hedge}. --Todd. [1913 Webster]

3. An instrument consisting of a wooden bar, with a row of upright pegs set in it, used by domestic weavers to keep the warp of a proper width, and prevent tangling when it is wound upon the beam of the loom. [1913 Webster]


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  • Raddle — Rad dle (r[a^]d d l), n. [Cf. G. r[ a]der, r[ a]del, sieve, or perhaps E. reed.] 1. A long, flexible stick, rod, or branch, which is interwoven with others, between upright posts or stakes, in making a kind of hedge or fence. [1913 Webster] 2. A… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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