Definition of Spancel

1. n. A rope used for tying or hobbling the legs of a horse or cow.



2. v. t. To tie or hobble with a spancel.

Definition of Spancel

1. Noun. a rope or fetter used to hobble a horse or other animal ¹

2. Verb. (transitive) to hobble with a spancel ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Spancel

1. to bind or fetter with a rope [v -CELED, -CELING, -CELS or -CELLED, -CELLING, -CELS]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Spancel

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spamvertiser
spamvertisers
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spamvertising
spamvertize
spamvertizement
spamvertizements
span
span loading
spanaemia
spanaemic
spanakopita
spanakopitas
spancel (current term)
spanceled
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spancels
spandex
spandexes
spandite
spandites
spandrel
spandrels
spandril
spandrils
spane

Literary usage of Spancel

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1. Traces of the Elder Faiths of Ireland: A Folklore Sketch; a Handbook of by William Gregory Wood Martin (1902)
"Several cases of the use of " the spancel " (ie ligature), a love charm of most gruesome character, the power of which is believed to be irresistible, ..."

2. Journal by Royal Society of Antiquaries of Ireland (1893)
"An old roadway can be traced up to it from the latter, and westward into the opposite valley towards spancel Hill; so perhaps the builders of the ..."

3. Sanas Chormaic: Cormac's Glossary by Cormac, John O'Donovan, Whitley Stokes (1868)
"Still used to denote a spancel by which the hind-legs of a cow are tied while she is being milked. ..."

4. Publications by English Dialect Society (1873)
"... and spancel in Gloss. B. 15.3 Lant, r. to lant ale, to pat arin. into it Lass-a-day. inter]. alas ! an expression of condolence. ..."

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