Origin of hatchel
1275–1325; variant of earlier hetchel, Middle English hechel; perhaps influenced by hackle1
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Examples from the Web for hatchel
The corn is held in a convenient handful, like flax on a hatchel.Soil Culture
J. H. Walden
And yet, as if a thousand thorns should hatchel out at least one rose, we had one incident of lively interest.
Miss Hatchel, she shake me by de shoulders once or twice, but never didn' whip me in all my life dat I knows of.
Miss Hatchel tell me I better stay on dere whe' I can get flour bread to eat.
I remembers Miss Hatchel puttin de baby in my lap en tell me don' drop him.
C13: hechele, of Germanic origin; related to Old High German hāko hook, Middle Dutch hekele hackle
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