from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A small bat or beetle for beating clothes in washing; a clothes-pounder. Also called batlet, battler, battril.
- n. See batteler.
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I remember, when I was in love I broke my sword upon a stone, and bid him take that for coming a-night to Jane Smile; and I remember the kissing of her batler, and the cows dugs that her pretty chopped hands had milked; and I remember the wooing of a peascod instead of her, from whom I took two cods, and giving her them again, said with weeping tears, Wear these for my sake.