Origin of cuttle1
before 1000; late Middle English codel, Old English cudele (replaced in the 16th century by cuttlefish and subsequently reshortened)
- to fold (cloth) face to face after finishing.
- to allow (cloth) to lie without further treatment after fulling, milling, scouring, etc.
Origin of cuttle2
First recorded in 1535–45; origin uncertain
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Examples from the Web for cuttle
Nimrod and I had been lured to the Cuttle Fish ranch to go on a wolf hunt.A Woman Tenderfoot
Grace Gallatin Seton-Thompson
If so, in the words of the great Captain Cuttle, "When found, make a note of it."The Caxtons, Complete
Captain Cuttle used to talk on land just as if he were at sea.
You may guess Captain Cuttle's heart was full of thankfulness.
Sometimes ink was made of the cuttle fish or from lees of wine.Great Inventions and Discoveries
Willis Duff Piercy
Old English cudele; related to Old High German kiot bag, Norwegian dialect kaule cuttle, Old English codd bag
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