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Literary usage of Dwile
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1. Dictionary of Obsolete and Provincial English: Containing Words from the by Thomas Wright (1857)
"... dwile, (1) s. Refuse wool; a mop made of this material, or any coarse rubbing rag. East. (2) ». To drivel. ..."
2. Publications by English Dialect Society (1896)
"dwile. (i) A refuse lock of wool. (2) A mop made of them. (3) Any coarse rubbing or cleansing rag. ..."
3. A Dictionary of Archaic and Provincial Words, Obsolete Phrases, Proverbs by James Orchard Halliwell-Phillipps (1889)
"(A.-S.) dwile. A refuse lock of wool ; a mop made <i them ; any coarse rubbing rag. Eaat. DWINDLE. A poor sickly child. Kent. ..."
4. A Concise Etymological Dictionary of the English Language by Walter William Skeat (1882)
"... a towel, called in Norfolk a dwile. Doit, a small coin. (Du.) Du. duit, a doit. Dole ; see Deal (i). Doleful, sad. (Hybrid ; F.-L. ди</Е.) The suffix ..."
5. Holland's Influence on English Language and Literature by Tiemen De Vries (1916)
"So called from its habit of plunging through the bushes when pursued. From D. duiker. dwile (Norfolk dialect)—a coarse towel or napkin, a mop. ..."