from The Century Dictionary.

  • A dialectal (Scotch) contraction of swiple.
  • An obsolete or dialectal form of supple.
  • Noting raw silk which has been deprived, to a certain extent, of its external covering, the silk-glue. This is done by treating the silk with tartar and some sulphuric acid heated nearly to boiling.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun That part of a flail which strikes the grain.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun The part of a flail that strikes the grain.


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