from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Alternative form of swipple.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. That part of a flail which strikes the grain in thrashing; a swingel.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. See swipple.


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  • And my uniform-case, of which he never let go, described a very beautiful parabola, and then came down upon the weigh-bridge, as the swiple of an uplifted flail comes down upon grain ....

    Jonah and Co.

  • Both parts, the staff or handle, and the swingle or swiple, were carefully shaped from well-chosen wood, to be joined together later by an eelskin or leather strap.

    Home Life in Colonial Days


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