Definition of Pettles
1. pettle [v] - See also: pettle
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Pettles
Literary usage of Pettles
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Publications by English Dialect Society (1882)
"... lamb and a sheep together, it will be said of the former, that 'it pettles with its head against the old one' [it' pet'u'lz wi its' yi'h'd ..."
2. The History of England from the Accession of James the Second by Thomas Babington Macaulay Macaulay, Hannah More Macauley Tevelyan (1861)
"Steals away from Scotland and pettles at Bath. 105. Atkyns. Sir Robert: appointed Chief Baron, 7. Chosen Speaker of the House of Lordi*. 15(1. Attainder. ..."
3. Studies in French Education from Rabelais to Rousseau by Geraldine Emma Hodgson (1908)
"This most skilful teacher was, for two years after the closing of les pettles holes, tutor to the princes de Conti: he resigned his post rather than take ..."
4. Jamieson's Dictionary of the Scottish Language: In which the Words are by John Jamieson, John Johnstone (1867)
"l'OINT, i. A particular sort of sewing stitch Roxb. To PETTLE, V. PET, r. PETTLE, ». V. PATTLE. pettles, ». pi. ..."
5. Some Players: Personal Sketches by Amy Leslie (1900)
"He is an inveterate and brilliant story-teller, and rattles his pettles histoires off in a language of his own—partly German, some French, ..."