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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.

    Peter Trawl The Adventures of a Whaler

  • 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.

    Evening Mail news round-up

  • "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."

    Wisdom, Wit, and Pathos of Ouida Selected from the Works of Ouida

  • 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.

    Peter Trawl The Adventures of a Whaler


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