from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. Present participle of hatchel.
Sorry, no etymologies found.
Below in the barn black Cæsar sat quietly hatchelling flax, sometimes gurgling and giggling to himself with an overflow of that interior jollity with which he seemed to be always full.
So that afternoon beheld Sam arranged at full length on a pile of top-tow in the barn-chamber, hatchelling by proxy by putting Harry and myself to the service.