Swingled
Swingle Swin"gle, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Swingled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Swingling}.] [See {Swingel}.] 1. To clean, as flax, by beating it with a swingle, so as to separate the coarse parts and the woody substance from it; to scutch. [1913 Webster]

2. To beat off the tops of without pulling up the roots; -- said of weeds. [Prov. Eng.] --Forby. [1913 Webster]


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  • Swingle — Swin gle, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Swingled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Swingling}.] [See {Swingel}.] 1. To clean, as flax, by beating it with a swingle, so as to separate the coarse parts and the woody substance from it; to scutch. [1913 Webster] 2. To beat… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Swingling — Swingle Swin gle, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Swingled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Swingling}.] [See {Swingel}.] 1. To clean, as flax, by beating it with a swingle, so as to separate the coarse parts and the woody substance from it; to scutch. [1913 Webster] 2.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • swingle — swingle1 /swing geuhl/, n., v., swingled, swingling. n. 1. a swipple. 2. a wooden instrument shaped like a large knife, for beating flax or hemp and scraping from it the woody or coarse portions. v.t. 3. to clean (flax or hemp) by beating and… …   Universalium

  • swingle — /ˈswɪŋgəl/ (say swingguhl) noun 1. a wooden instrument shaped like a large knife, for beating flax or hemp and scraping from it the woody or coarse portions. –verb (t) (swingled, swingling) 2. to clean (flax or hemp) by beating and scraping with… …   Australian English dictionary

  • swingle — swingle1 [swiŋ′gəl] vt. swingled, swingling [ME swinglen < MDu swinghelen < swinghel, a swingle: see SWINGLE1 the n.] to clean (flax or hemp) by beating or scraping with a swingle n. [ME < OE swingele < MDu swinghel: for IE base see… …   English World dictionary

  • swingstock — ˈswiŋ+ˌ noun Etymology: swingle (II) + stock : a timber against the blunt top edge of which flax is laid to be swingled …   Useful english dictionary

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