Spancelling
Spancel Span"cel, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Spanceled}or {Spancelled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Spanceling} or {Spancelling}.] To tie or hobble with a spancel. [Prov. Eng. & Local, U.S.] --Malone. [1913 Webster]

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  • Spancel — Span cel, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Spanceled}or {Spancelled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Spanceling} or {Spancelling}.] To tie or hobble with a spancel. [Prov. Eng. & Local, U.S.] Malone. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Spanceled — Spancel Span cel, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Spanceled}or {Spancelled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Spanceling} or {Spancelling}.] To tie or hobble with a spancel. [Prov. Eng. & Local, U.S.] Malone. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Spanceling — Spancel Span cel, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Spanceled}or {Spancelled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Spanceling} or {Spancelling}.] To tie or hobble with a spancel. [Prov. Eng. & Local, U.S.] Malone. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Spancelled — Spancel Span cel, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Spanceled}or {Spancelled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Spanceling} or {Spancelling}.] To tie or hobble with a spancel. [Prov. Eng. & Local, U.S.] Malone. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Spancill Hill — is a traditional Irish folk song which bemoans the plight of the Irish immigrants who so longed for home from their new lives in America, many of them who went to California with the Gold Rush. This song is sung by a man who longs for his home in …   Wikipedia

  • spancel — /span seuhl/, n., v., spanceled, spanceling or (esp. Brit.) spancelled, spancelling. n. 1. a noosed rope with which to hobble an animal, esp. a horse or cow. v.t. 2. to fetter with or as with a spancel. [1600 10; < LG spansel, deriv. of spannen… …   Universalium

  • spancel — [span′səl] n. [LowG spansel < spannen, to stretch, tie: see SPAN1] a rope for fettering or hobbling cattle, etc. vt. spanceled or spancelled, spanceling or spancelling to fetter or hobble as with a spancel …   English World dictionary

  • spancel — I. ˈspan(t)səl transitive verb (spanceled or spancelled ; spanceled or spancelled ; spanceling or spancelling ; spancels) Etymology: Low Germa …   Useful english dictionary

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