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- n. Plural form of kreel.
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Soon after we brought up, several curiously-shaped boats, called kreels, came alongside, containing eight tubs, each holding a chaldron; these tubs being hoisted on board, their bottoms were opened and the coals fell into the hold.
Mr Williamson, 49, has also made a number of stone seats in the shape of large fish baskets known as kreels, for Cavendish Dock in Barrow as part of the area's regeneration scheme.
"Ah? -- you see there are no reeds that make music now-a-days; the reeds are only good to be woven into kreels for the fruits and the fish of the market."
The kreels, which were oval in shape, were propelled by a long oar or pole on each side, worked by a man who walked along the gunwale from the bow to the stern, pressing the upper end with his shoulder while the lower touched the ground.