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- 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 ....
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.