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hackled


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Hackle  \Hac"kle\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Hackled};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Hackling}.] 
  1.  To  separate,  as  the  coarse  part  of  flax  or  hemp  from  the 
  fine,  by  drawing  it  through  the  teeth  of  a  hackle  or 
  hatchel. 
 
  2.  To  tear  asunder;  to  break  in  pieces. 
 
  The  other  divisions  of  the  kingdom  being  hackled  and 
  torn  to  pieces.  --Burke. 




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