Origin of hatchel
1275–1325; variant of earlier hetchel, Middle English hechel; perhaps influenced by hackle1
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Examples from the Web for hatchel
The corn is held in a convenient handful, like flax on a hatchel.Soil Culture
J. H. Walden
And yet, as if a thousand thorns should hatchel out at least one rose, we had one incident of lively interest.
Miss Hatchel tell me I better stay on dere whe' I can get flour bread to eat.
Miss Hatchel, she shake me by de shoulders once or twice, but never didn' whip me in all my life dat I knows of.
I remembers Miss Hatchel puttin de baby in my lap en tell me don' drop him.
C13: hechele, of Germanic origin; related to Old High German hāko hook, Middle Dutch hekele hackle
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