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windle

[win-dl, win-l] /ˈwɪn dl, ˈwɪn l/
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
900
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
  • Don't you remember you asked windle, and his friend Mr. Brereton, to supper at eight o'clock.

    The Borough Treasurer Joseph Smith Fletcher
  • 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
  • The Plough faintly outlined above, and beautiful spica hanging low over windle Flats.

    The Argosy Various
  • There had been further communications with the house of the redoubtable champion windle Hercules in Hampshire.

    Jan A. J. Dawson
  • Mr. windle made a mental calculation, delivering his estimation of the number with a voice confident of his accuracy.

    Sally Bishop E. Temple Thurston

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