wintle
intransitive verb (wintled; wintling) Etymology: perhaps from Dutch dialect windtelen to reel Date: 1786 1. Scottish stagger, reel 2. Scottish wriggle

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  • Wintle — This unusual name is of Anglo Saxon origin and is a locational surname from either Windhill in West Yorkshire or Windle in Lancashire. The placenames are first recorded as Windhill (1208) and Windhull (1201), respectively and both share the same… …   Surnames reference

  • wintle — /win tl/, n., v., wintled, wintling. Scot. n. 1. a rolling or staggering motion. v.i. 2. to roll or swing back and forth. 3. to tumble over; capsize. [1775 85; < early D windtelen (D wentelen) to revolve, freq. of winden to WIND2] * * * …   Universalium

  • wintle — verb a) to reel, to stagger b) to wriggle …   Wiktionary

  • wintle — win·tle …   English syllables

  • wintle — win•tle [[t]ˈwɪn tl[/t]] v. i. tled, tling. Scot. 1) scot. to roll or swing back and forth 2) scot. to tumble over; capsize • Etymology: 1775–85; < early D windtelen (D wentelen) to revolve, freq. of winden to wind II …   From formal English to slang

  • wintle — ˈwintəl intransitive verb Etymology: perhaps from Flemish windtelen to roll, reel; akin to Middle Dutch wentelen to roll Scotland : stagger, reel, wriggle, roll …   Useful english dictionary

  • Wintle's Wonders — also known as Dancing Shoes , is a children s novel written by Noel Streatfeild in 1957. Plot As the book begins, Rachel and her adopted sister Hilary are living with Rachel s mother. Rachel s father was a budding film star, but died just as his …   Wikipedia

  • USS Wintle (DE-25) — Career …   Wikipedia

  • Alfred Wintle — Lieutenant Colonel Alfred Daniel Wintle MC, better known as A.D. Wintle, (30 September 1897–11 May 1966) was a British military officer in the 1st The Royal Dragoons who served in the First and Second World Wars. Early life The son of a diplomat …   Wikipedia

  • Jack William Wintle — (born 18 April 1908 at Pittsburg, Kansas 1942) was appointed a midshipman at the Naval Academy on 14 June 1928 and graduated on 2 June 1932. He reported for duty in USS|California|BB 44 on the 30th and completed a three year tour of duty in the… …   Wikipedia

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