from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An obsolete or dialectal form of axle. Florio.
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No waggin kin go any length of time without that there nut onto the exle.
Take this here nut, 'says I,' and put it onto the exle of the oft hind wheel of your waggin, and whenever you look at it hereafter, think of poor old Bill
I ken ye're a guid son sae far as lat her du as she likes and tak 'maist a' the siller, but that's what greases the exle o 'the cairt the deevil's gotten her intil!
"You reckollect, jedge," says William, "that the waggin wheel is held onto the exle with a big nut.