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There is a period, which occurred between the time of being "hatcheled" and that of being "woven," that it exceeds my powers to delineate.
"hatcheled" codfish, or any salt codfish picked into small pieces and freshened in one quart of cold water.
In the low, close room were the hemp was hatcheled, the dust arising from the hatches of twenty men hard at work was sometimes so dense that the windows appeared but indistinctly.
Reminiscences of Levi Coffin, the Reputed President of the Underground Railroad; Being a Brief History of the Labors of a Lifetime in Behalf of the Slave, with the Stories of Numerous Fugitives, Who Gained Their Freedom Through His Instrumentality, and Many Other Incidents
Horsehair, raw, hatcheled, boiled, dyed, also laid in the form of tresses and spun; bristles; raw bed feathers Free.