Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. See pita2.

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  • n. Alternative form of ixtle.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Same as ixtle.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. An exceedingly valuable fiber produced principally from Bromelia sylvestris, a kind of wild pineapple.

Etymologies

American Spanish ixtle, from Nahuatl ixtli, fibrous stem.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

Examples

  • But if I had to bet, I wouldn't be at all surprised to hear praise from the president from Representative Gephardt for supporting him, maybe praise from Senator Lieberman for supporting the resolution and an insistence that this is life and death stuff way bigger than any midterm elections, because in making his speech free of politics, he further helps istle (ph) those Democrats who are not supporting him.

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  • Presently these last were roaring in a very business-like manner, and as soon as he heard the roar Monsieur Jules began to wh istle.

    John Dough And The Cherub

  • E.istle addressed to the Honourable W.E. HABINGTON, ii.

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  • George W. Bush Addresses Supporters During W.istle-Stop Tour in Salinas, California - August 10, 2000

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  • George W. Bush Addresses Supporters During W.istle-Stop Tour in Salinas, California

    CNN Transcript Aug 10, 2000

  • K.istle from Steven K. Gaines, Crystal from Douglas

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  • Other words that underwent changes include, to cite only a few: agouti from acuti Tupí) ipecac from ipeksaguene burgao from perigoa (Tupí) (Tupí) abussu from cacahuatl) istle from ichtli (Nahuatl) cacao from cacahuatl jacamar from jacama-ari

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  • Though I bless God, there are several who are evidently the ej) istle of Christ, ministered by me, written, not with ink, but with the spirit of the living God, not in tables of stone, but in fleshly: tables of the heart.

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