swipple
Swiple Swi"ple, n. [See {Swipe}.] That part of a flail which strikes the grain in thrashing; a swingel. [Written also {swipel}, and {swipple}.] [1913 Webster]

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  • swipple — /swip euhl/, n. the freely swinging part of a flail, which falls upon the grain in threshing; swingle. Also, swiple. [1400 50; late ME swipyl, var. of swepyl, equiv. to swep(en) to SWEEP1 + yl instrumental suffix (see LE)] * * * …   Universalium

  • swipple — noun The part of a flail that is free to swing …   Wiktionary

  • swipple — swip·ple …   English syllables

  • swipple — /ˈswɪpəl/ (say swipuhl) noun the freely swinging part of a flail, which falls upon the grain in threshing; a swingle. Also, swiple. {Middle English swepelles broom, Old English swæples(e) robe; related to sweep1} …   Australian English dictionary

  • swipple —   n. blade of a flail …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • swipple — n. the swingle of a flail. Etymology: ME, prob. formed as SWEEP + LE(1) …   Useful english dictionary

  • swipel — Swiple Swi ple, n. [See {Swipe}.] That part of a flail which strikes the grain in thrashing; a swingel. [Written also {swipel}, and {swipple}.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Swiple — Swi ple, n. [See {Swipe}.] That part of a flail which strikes the grain in thrashing; a swingel. [Written also {swipel}, and {swipple}.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • swiple — or swipple [swip′əl] n. 〚ME swepyl < swepen, to SWEEP〛 the part of a flail that strikes the grain in threshing * * * …   Universalium

  • 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

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