Whittle shawl
Whittle Whit"tle, n. [AS. hw[=i]tel, from hwit white; akin to Icel. hv[=i]till a white bed cover. See {White}.] (a) A grayish, coarse double blanket worn by countrywomen, in the west of England, over the shoulders, like a cloak or shawl. --C. Kingsley. (b) Same as {Whittle shawl}, below. [1913 Webster]

{Whittle shawl}, a kind of fine woolen shawl, originally and especially a white one. [1913 Webster]


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