Swingle in a sentence

The word "swingle" in a example sentences. Learn the definition of swingle and how to use it in a sentence.

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Definition of Swingle

  • To swing for pleasure.
  • To clean, as flax, by beating it with a swingle, so as to separate the coarse parts and the woody substance from it; to scutch.
  • To beat off the tops of without pulling up the roots; -- said of weeds.
  • A wooden instrument like a large knife, about two feet long, with one thin edge, used for beating and cleaning flax; a scutcher; -- called also swingling knife swingling staff, and swingling wand.

How to use swingle in a sentence. Swingle pronunciation.

After that he would swingle it over a swingling-board, with a long knife; then he made it into hands of flax.
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There was a tow which came out when it was swingled, called swingle tow.
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Two stout sticks, the handstaff and the swingle, attached to each other by a strong band of gut, constitute its simple mechanism.
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The wheat having been strewn on the barn floor, the labourer held the handstaff in both hands, swung it over his head, and brought the swingle down horizontally on to the heads of ripe corn.
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Examples of Swingle

Example #1
The women used to take it next and comb it through a flax-comb; this got out all the shives and tow.
Example #2
Then Father Wetherell would take it down and brake it in the brake.
Example #3
Mother Wetherell said that, years before, when she was young she used to use this to make meal-bags and under-bedticks of.
Example #4
The wheat having been strewn on the barn floor, the labourer held the handstaff in both hands, swung it over his head, and brought the swingle down horizontally on to the heads of ripe corn.
Example #5
In the porch of the manor house, amid an accumulation of old traps and other curious odds and ends there hangs an ancient and much-worn flail.