Definition of Swipple

1. Noun. The part of a flail that is free to swing, and which strikes the grain in threshing. ¹



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Definition of Swipple

1. swiple [n -S] - See also: swiple

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Swipple

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

Literary usage of Swipple

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1. Dictionary of Hard Words by Robert Morris Pierce (1910)
"(implement for beating flax; also, swipple, swin- gel; ... swipple «. part of a flail; swingle [also spelt ..."

2. A Dictionary of Archaic and Provincial Words, Obsolete Phrases, Proverbs by James Orchard Halliwell-Phillipps (1850)
"swipple. The part of a flail which strikes the corn ; the blade of a flail, as it were. Wane. ... (2) The same as swipple, ..."

3. John Burroughs, Boy and Man by Clara Barrus (1920)
"It was a straight, strong, hickory hand-staff to which hung, by means of a leathern thong, a wooden swipple, two and a half feet long, and about three ..."

4. A Glossary of the Cleveland Dialect: Explanatory, Derivative, and Critical by John Christopher Atkinson (1868)
"Wb. Gl. swipple, sb. That part of the flail with which the corn is actually beaten out. ON svipa, flagellum, svipa, to swing, as in the act to strike, ..."

5. Dictionary of Hard Words by Robert Morris Pierce (1910)
"(implement for beating flax; also, swipple, swin- gel; ... swipple «. part of a flail; swingle [also spelt ..."

6. A Dictionary of Archaic and Provincial Words, Obsolete Phrases, Proverbs by James Orchard Halliwell-Phillipps (1850)
"swipple. The part of a flail which strikes the corn ; the blade of a flail, as it were. Wane. ... (2) The same as swipple, ..."

7. John Burroughs, Boy and Man by Clara Barrus (1920)
"It was a straight, strong, hickory hand-staff to which hung, by means of a leathern thong, a wooden swipple, two and a half feet long, and about three ..."

8. A Glossary of the Cleveland Dialect: Explanatory, Derivative, and Critical by John Christopher Atkinson (1868)
"Wb. Gl. swipple, sb. That part of the flail with which the corn is actually beaten out. ON svipa, flagellum, svipa, to swing, as in the act to strike, ..."

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