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cuttle

1
[kuht-l]
noun
  1. cuttlefish.
  2. cuttlebone.
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Origin of cuttle

1
before 1000; late Middle English codel, Old English cudele (replaced in the 16th century by cuttlefish and subsequently reshortened)

cuttle

2
[kuht-l]
verb (used with object), cut·tled, cut·tling. Textiles.
  1. to fold (cloth) face to face after finishing.
  2. to allow (cloth) to lie without further treatment after fulling, milling, scouring, etc.
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Origin of cuttle

2
First recorded in 1535–45; origin uncertain
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Examples from the Web for cuttle

Historical Examples of 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

    Edward Bulwer-Lytton

  • Captain Cuttle used to talk on land just as if he were at sea.

    Tales from Dickens

    Charles Dickens and Hallie Erminie Rives

  • You may guess Captain Cuttle's heart was full of thankfulness.

    Tales from Dickens

    Charles Dickens and Hallie Erminie Rives

  • Sometimes ink was made of the cuttle fish or from lees of wine.


British Dictionary definitions for cuttle

cuttle

noun
  1. short for cuttlefish, cuttlebone
  2. little cuttle a small cuttlefish, Sepiola atlantica, often found on beaches
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Word Origin for cuttle

Old English cudele; related to Old High German kiot bag, Norwegian dialect kaule cuttle, Old English codd bag
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