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- n. Plural form of hetchel.
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"What in the world are wool-hetchels?" asked Mr. Welles as the grown-ups went along the hall towards the side-door.
Then came the hackling or hetcheling, and the fineness of the flax depended upon the number of hacklings, the fineness of the various hackles or hetchels or combs, and the dexterity of the operator.
Another of the storerooms off the rotunda's second floor held five hetchels, about six cradles (including a deluxe for twins), and the desk of Noah Webster.
Run along, now, children, and don't fall on the attic stairs and hurt yourselves on the wool-hetchels. "