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hatcheling


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  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.] 




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