from The Century Dictionary.
- To fix; root.
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- verb transitive, obsolete To
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From Middle English rathelen, of uncertain origin. Perhaps related to raddle.
I had cut my toe rathel badly on, a broken bottle buried in the powdery sand, and it had bled so much that it had to have stitches put in it.