Definition of Pettle
1. to caress [v -TLED, -TLING, -TLES] - See also: caress
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Pettle
Literary usage of Pettle
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine (1892)
"His business had been to clear the coulter with a stout stick or pettle, which he occasionally flung at the leaders. " I wad be laith to rin an' chase thee ..."
2. The Works of Robert Burns: With an Account of His Life, and a Criticism on by Robert Burns, James Currie (1835)
"Pattle, or pettle, a plough-staff. Pat, did put ; a pot. ... pettle, to cherish ; a plough-staff. Pet, a domesticated sheep, ..."