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heckle


  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Heckle  \Hec"kle\,  v.  t. 
  To  interrogate,  or  ply  with  questions,  esp.  with  severity  or 
  antagonism,  as  a  candidate  for  the  ministry. 
 
  Robert  bore  heckling,  however,  with  great  patience  and 
  adroitness.  --Mrs.  Humphry 
  Ward. 
 
  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  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Heckle  \Hec"kle\,  n.  &  v.  t. 
  Same  as  {Hackle}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  heckle 
  v  1:  comb  with  a  heckle;  "heckle  hemp  or  flax"  [syn:  {hackle},  {hatchel}] 
  2:  challenge  aggressively  [syn:  {harass}] 




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