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hatchel


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Hatchel  \Hatch"el\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Hatcheled}  or 
  {Hatchelled};  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 
 
  2.  To  tease;  to  worry;  to  torment.  [Colloq.] 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Hatchel  \Hatch"el\  (?;  277),  n.  [OE.  hechele  hekele  akin  to  D. 
  hekel,  G.  hechel,  Dan.  hegle,  Sw  h["a]kla,  and  prob.  to  E. 
  hook.  See  {Hook},  and  cf  {Hackle},  {Heckle}.] 
  An  instrument  with  long  iron  teeth  set  in  a  board,  for 
  cleansing  flax  or  hemp  from  the  tow,  hards,  or  coarse  part  a 
  kind  of  large  comb;  --  called  also  {hackle}  and  {heckle}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  hatchel 
  v  :  comb  with  a  heckle;  "heckle  hemp  or  flax"  [syn:  {heckle},  {hackle}] 




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