teazle

[ tee-zuhl ]

noun, verb (used with object),tea·zled, tea·zling.
  1. a variant of teasel.

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How to use teazle in a sentence

  • I have been acting Lady teazle for Mr. Bartley and my father's benefit.

    Records of a Girlhood | Frances Ann Kemble
  • Select the passages where Lady teazle tries to enforce her opinion by (a) strong assertion, (b) peevishness and whining.

  • Cousin George, before he left her, swore that he would amend his mode of life, but he did not go to see Lady teazle that night.

  • Our good neighbour, teazle, hath handled the subject of the proposed expedition in very able style.

  • Elfride looked as guilty and crestfallen as Lady teazle at the dropping of the screen.

    A Pair of Blue Eyes | Thomas Hardy