from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun In heraldry, a three-legged stool. Compare trestle, 3.


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  • "Ye can slit yeer face all up and think ye're laughing, ye can, but be the time ye'd struck a few t'ousand o 'these bean-poles and clothes-line props that Torrance here calls a threstle, ye'd be looking like a pin-cushion dress-making day.

    The Return of Blue Pete Luke Allan

  • "The black-bird and threstle (for I take it the thrush sings not, but deuoures) sing loudly in a May morning, delights the eare much (and you neede not want their company, if you haue ripe cherries or berries, and would as gladly as the rest do you pleasure:) But I had rather want their company than my fruit.

    On the Portraits of English Authors on Gardening, with Biographical Notices of Them, 2nd edition, with considerable additions Samuel Felton

  • "When this foight's over," he announced solemnly, "there's going to be another that'll make the one at the threstle look like a Sunday School picnic; and Oireland's going to put England over her knee and spank the place yeer shirt don't cover dacent ....

    The Return of Blue Pete Luke Allan

  • Murphy, the engineer of his ballast train, persistently refused to expose one little car to "the crazy conthraption ye have the nerve to call a threstle.

    The Return of Blue Pete Luke Allan


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