Hatchelled
Hatchel Hatch"el, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Hatcheled} or {Hatchelled} (-[e^]ld); p. pr. & vb. n. {Hatcheling} or {Hatchelling}.] [OE. hechelen, hekelen; akin to D. hekelen, G. hecheln, Dan. hegle, Sw. h["a]kla. See {Hatchel}, n.] 1. To draw through the teeth of a hatchel, as flax or hemp, so as to separate the coarse and refuse parts from the fine, fibrous parts. [1913 Webster]

2. To tease; to worry; to torment. [Colloq.] [1913 Webster]


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  • Hatchel — Hatch el, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Hatcheled} or {Hatchelled} ( [e^]ld); p. pr. & vb. n. {Hatcheling} or {Hatchelling}.] [OE. hechelen, hekelen; akin to D. hekelen, G. hecheln, Dan. hegle, Sw. h[ a]kla. See {Hatchel}, n.] 1. To draw through the teeth …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Hatcheled — Hatchel Hatch el, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Hatcheled} or {Hatchelled} ( [e^]ld); p. pr. & vb. n. {Hatcheling} or {Hatchelling}.] [OE. hechelen, hekelen; akin to D. hekelen, G. hecheln, Dan. hegle, Sw. h[ a]kla. See {Hatchel}, n.] 1. To draw through… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Hatcheling — Hatchel Hatch el, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Hatcheled} or {Hatchelled} ( [e^]ld); p. pr. & vb. n. {Hatcheling} or {Hatchelling}.] [OE. hechelen, hekelen; akin to D. hekelen, G. hecheln, Dan. hegle, Sw. h[ a]kla. See {Hatchel}, n.] 1. To draw through… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Hatchelling — Hatchel Hatch el, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Hatcheled} or {Hatchelled} ( [e^]ld); p. pr. & vb. n. {Hatcheling} or {Hatchelling}.] [OE. hechelen, hekelen; akin to D. hekelen, G. hecheln, Dan. hegle, Sw. h[ a]kla. See {Hatchel}, n.] 1. To draw through… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • hatchel — /hach euhl/, n., v., hatcheled, hatcheling or (esp. Brit.) hatchelled, hatchelling. n. 1. hackle1 (def. 5). v.t. 2. hackle1 (def. 8). [1275 1325; var. of earlier hetchel, ME hechel; perh. influenced by HACKLE1] * * * …   Universalium

  • hatchel — [hach′əl] n., vt. hatcheled or hatchelled, hatcheling or hatchelling HACKLE1 …   English World dictionary

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