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verb (used with or without object), dar·tled, dar·tling.
  1. to dart or shoot forth repeatedly.

Origin of dartle

First recorded in 1850–55; dart + -le
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Historical Examples

  • Miss Dartle played backgammon as eagerly as she did everything else.

    The Personal History of David Copperfield 

    Charles Dickens

  • Miss Dartle,” I returned, “you are surely not so unjust as to condemn me!

  • I was convinced that the scoundrel spoke of himself, and I saw my conviction reflected in Miss Dartle's face.

    David Copperfield

    Charles Dickens

  • Miss Dartle softly touched her, and bent down her head to whisper, but she would not hear a word.

  • If you please, sir, would you have the goodness to walk in, and speak to Miss Dartle?