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  • n. A bunch of hackled flax prepared for drawing into slivers.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A bunch of hackled flax prepared for drawing into slivers.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A flat piece of wood for leveling grain in a measure; a strickle.
  • n. A bushel measure.
  • n. A handful or bunch of flax, jute, or other fiber, heckled and sorted, or ready to be heckled.

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  • "1. A flat piece of wood for leveling grain in a measure; a strickle.
    2. A bushel measure.
    3. A handful or bunch of flax, jute, or other fiber, heckled and sorted, or ready to be heckled."

    --Century Dictionary

    See hatchel.

    September 21, 2010