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[win-dl, win-l] /ˈwɪn dl, ˈwɪn l/
noun, Scot. and North England.
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 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Why had Mr. windle been so narrow-minded about his foolish pledge of total abstinence?

    Sally Bishop E. Temple Thurston
  • Why had Mr. windle told him sixty, or more, when scarcely twenty attended?

    Sally Bishop E. Temple Thurston
  • "If not more," replied the other, departing to take his place in the windle family pew.

    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.

  • He stood waiting in the vestry afterwards with the well-filled chalice in his hand, tremulously anticipating Mr. windle's arrival.

    Sally Bishop E. Temple Thurston
  • Messrs. windle and Parsons have lately pointed out many Dog-like features in the muscles.

  • He felt assured that Mr. windle was a good man; but again, there was no doubt about his being narrow-minded.

    Sally Bishop E. Temple Thurston
  • So windle Bent was one of those chaps who have what folk call family pride, was he?

    The Borough Treasurer Joseph Smith Fletcher
  • He prayed devoutly that Mr. windle would soon find him relief and send some one.

    Sally Bishop E. Temple Thurston
  • windle has never refused us when we have had occasion to ask for the loan of a man or two, and it is not for us to refuse him.

    The Valley of Fear Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

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