from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun An instrument used to level off grain or other material in a measure.
- noun A foundry tool used to shape a mold in sand or loam.
- noun A tool for sharpening scythes.
from The Century Dictionary.
- In founding, to sweep; form to a round surface by means of a templet or sweep.
- noun A straight-edge used to sweep grain off level with the top of a measure when measuring grain.
- noun A wooden swingle for dressing flax.
- noun In carpentry and masonry, a pattern or template.
- noun In founding: A straight-edge used to remove superfluous sand to a level with the top of a flask after ramming the sand into it. Compare
- noun A template or pattern used in sweeping patterns in sand or loam.
- noun In cutlery, a straight-edge fed with emery, and employed to grind the edges of knives arranged spirally on a cylinder.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun An instrument to strike grain to a level with the measure; a strike.
- noun An instrument for whetting scythes; a rifle.
- noun (Founding) An instrument used for smoothing the surface of a core.
- noun (Carp. & Mason.) A templet; a pattern.
- noun Prov. Eng. An instrument used in dressing flax.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- noun A
rodused to level grainetc. when being measured
- noun A tool for
- noun An instrument used for smoothing the surface of a core.
- noun carpentry, masonry A
templet; a pattern.
- noun An instrument used in dressing
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- noun an implement for sharpening scythes
- noun a tool used in a foundry to shape a mold in sand
- noun a tool or rod used to level off grain or other granular material that is heaped in a measure
- verb level off with a strickle in a measuring container
- verb smooth with a strickle
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
This mud pie is built up into the desired shape, supported by a metal base plate ( "strickle"), layer by painstaking layer.
According to Dr. Webster "It is probably accurate to say that many fish such as minnous, strickle backs and guppies are capable of the same intelectual feats as rats or mice"
A strickle: a piece of wood used for striking off the surplus from a corn measure.
It would be superfluous to point out omissions like strickle, which would have helped explain struck measure (described under heaped measure, p. 165), or stylistic slips like sawed for sawn, so I shall control myself.