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strickle

[strik-uh l]
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noun
  1. a straightedge used for sweeping off heaped-up grain to the level of the rim of a measure.
  2. Metallurgy. a template rotated to generate a mold surface symmetrical about one axis.
  3. an implement for sharpening scythes, composed typically of a piece of wood smeared with grease and sand.
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verb (used with object), strick·led, strick·ling.
  1. to sweep off or remove with a strickle.
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Origin of strickle

1400–50; late Middle English strikyll; perhaps continuing Old English stricel teat (perhaps also “leveling stick”); see strike, -le
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strickle

noun
  1. Also called: strike a board used for sweeping off excess material in a container
  2. a template used for shaping a mould
  3. a bar of abrasive material for sharpening a scythe
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verb
  1. (tr) to level, form, or sharpen with a strickle
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Word Origin

Old English stricel; related to Latin strigilis scraper, German Striegel; see strike
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