swingling wand
Swingle Swin"gle, n. A wooden instrument like a large knife, about two feet long, with one thin edge, used for beating and cleaning flax; a scutcher; -- called also {swingling knife}, {swingling staff}, and {swingling wand}. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • swingling-wand — n. See swingling knife …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • swingling knife — Swingle Swin gle, n. A wooden instrument like a large knife, about two feet long, with one thin edge, used for beating and cleaning flax; a scutcher; called also {swingling knife}, {swingling staff}, and {swingling wand}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • swingling staff — Swingle Swin gle, n. A wooden instrument like a large knife, about two feet long, with one thin edge, used for beating and cleaning flax; a scutcher; called also {swingling knife}, {swingling staff}, and {swingling wand}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • swingling-knife — n.; (also swingling staff, swingling wand) Swingle …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • Swingle — Swin gle, n. A wooden instrument like a large knife, about two feet long, with one thin edge, used for beating and cleaning flax; a scutcher; called also {swingling knife}, {swingling staff}, and {swingling wand}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • swingle — I. n. Swingle staff, swingling staff, swingling knife, swingling wand. II. v. a. Dress with a swingle (as flax), beat with a swingle …   New dictionary of synonyms

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