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windle

[win-dl, win-l]
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noun Scot. and North England.
  1. a measure of corn, wheat, or other commodities equal to approximately three bushels, but varying in different regions.

Origin of windle

before 900; Middle English wyndel, Old English windel box, basket; akin to wind2
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  • "If not more," replied the other, departing to take his place in the Windle family pew.

    Sally Bishop

    E. Temple Thurston

  • Why had Mr. Windle told him sixty, or more, when scarcely twenty attended?

    Sally Bishop

    E. Temple Thurston

  • One never knows how many things it is impossible to do without till he goes to Windle's or Smith's house-furnishing stores.

  • Messrs. Windle and Parsons have lately pointed out many Dog-like features in the muscles.

  • So Windle Bent was one of those chaps who have what folk call family pride, was he?

    The Borough Treasurer

    Joseph Smith Fletcher