suttle

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adjective

a frequent misspelling of subtle.

Nearby words

  1. sutta pitaka,
  2. suttee,
  3. sutter,
  4. sutter's mill,
  5. sutter, john augustus,
  6. suttner,
  7. sutton,
  8. sutton coldfield,
  9. sutton hoo,
  10. sutton's disease

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Examples from the Web for suttle

  • Then, upon a warrant issued by Judge Loring, he was claimed as a fugitive slave by Suttle.

    Fugitive Slaves|Marion Gleason McDougall
  • Suttle afterwards declared he would not sell Burns for any sum, but that he should go back to Virginia.

    The Fugitive Slave Law and Its Victims|American Anti-Slavery Society


Word Origin and History for suttle

suttle

v.

"carry on the business of a suttler," 1640s, perhaps a back-formation from suttler.

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