Definition of Swiple

1. n. That part of a flail which strikes the grain in thrashing; a swingel.



Definition of Swiple

1. Noun. (alternative form of swipple) ¹

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Definition of Swiple

1. a part of a threshing device [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Swiple

swinks
swinney
swinneys
swipe
swipeable
swipecard
swipecards
swiped
swiper
swipers
swipes
swipey
swipier
swipiest
swiping
swiple (current term)
swiples
swipper
swipple
swipples
swire
swires
swirl
swirled
swirlie
swirlier
swirlies
swirliest
swirling
swirlingly

Literary usage of Swiple

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1. The Farmer's Encyclopædia, and Dictionary of Rural Affairs: Embracing All by Cuthbert William Johnson (1844)
"The swiple is j'oined ... These thongs are passed through holes in the ends of the handle and swiple, and made fast by being sewed together. ..."

2. A System of Mechanical Philosophy by John Robison, James Watt (1822)
"... and only the remainder is employed in urging forward the swiple with a momentum sufficient for shaking off the ripe grains from the stalk. ..."

3. American Edition of the British Encyclopedia: Or, Dictionary of Arts and ...by William Nicholson by William Nicholson (1819)
"A flail consists of the following parts: 1. The hand-staff, or piece held in the thrasher's hand. 2. The swiple, or that part which strikes out the corn. 3. ..."

4. A Dictionary of Mechanical Science, Arts, Manufactures, and Miscellaneous by Alexander Jamieson (1829)
"... which the labourer holds in his hand ; :l. the swiple, or that part which ... or leathern thongs that bind the hand-staff and swiple; 4. the middle band ..."

5. The Farmer's Encyclopædia, and Dictionary of Rural Affairs: Embracing All by Cuthbert William Johnson (1844)
"The swiple is j'oined ... These thongs are passed through holes in the ends of the handle and swiple, and made fast by being sewed together. ..."

6. A System of Mechanical Philosophy by John Robison, James Watt (1822)
"... and only the remainder is employed in urging forward the swiple with a momentum sufficient for shaking off the ripe grains from the stalk. ..."

7. American Edition of the British Encyclopedia: Or, Dictionary of Arts and ...by William Nicholson by William Nicholson (1819)
"A flail consists of the following parts: 1. The hand-staff, or piece held in the thrasher's hand. 2. The swiple, or that part which strikes out the corn. 3. ..."

8. A Dictionary of Mechanical Science, Arts, Manufactures, and Miscellaneous by Alexander Jamieson (1829)
"... which the labourer holds in his hand ; :l. the swiple, or that part which ... or leathern thongs that bind the hand-staff and swiple; 4. the middle band ..."

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