Definitions

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  • v. Present participle of hackle.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In flax-manuf., the process of removing from the flax everything which would be detrimental in spinning, and of making the fibers smooth, parallel, and of equal length.
  • n. Hackles collectively, as material for making artificial flies.

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Examples

  • A process called hackling separates flax into long fibers and short fibers, or staple.

    HOME COMFORTS

  • Joe Wilson's hackling was disrespectful, rude, and heartless toward our and his President of the United States.

    Wilson calls White House to apologize

  • The other two eagles were hackling, strung tight, ready to go at it again.

    Spirit Gate

  • Scar shifted, head up, looking around without any of the hackling or flaring he would have displayed were there unmet eagles nearby.

    Spirit Gate

  • After that came the hackling, the exposed fibers being drawn again and again through ever finer combs.

    Shield of Thunder

  • For very fine linen, hackling is done by hand to produce longer fibers than can be obtained by machine hackling.

    HOME COMFORTS

  • Reactions had ranged from hackling snarls to yelping flight, but even the friendliest curs gave him wide berth.

    Ishmael

  • "Infact their absence will make parliamentary work even more comfortable without unnecessary noise and hackling."

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • "Their absence will make parliamentary work even more comfortable without unnecessary noise and hackling."

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • Suddenly, he broke into song again, and this time, the words were some Naitachal had never heard from the boy before-and there was full, hair-hackling, power-strong Bardic strength behind them.

    Fortress Of Frost And Fire

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