windle

[ win-dl, win-l ]

nounScot. and North England.
  1. a measure of corn, wheat, or other commodities equal to approximately three bushels, but varying in different regions.

Origin of windle

1
before 900; Middle English wyndel,Old English windel box, basket; akin to wind2

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How to use windle in a sentence

  • windle has never refused us when we have had occasion to ask for the loan of a man or two, and it is not for us to refuse him.

    The Valley of Fear | Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
  • The Plough faintly outlined above, and beautiful spica hanging low over windle Flats.

    The Argosy | Various
  • There had been further communications with the house of the redoubtable champion windle Hercules in Hampshire.

    Jan | A. J. Dawson
  • Mr. windle made a mental calculation, delivering his estimation of the number with a voice confident of his accuracy.

    Sally Bishop | E. Temple Thurston
  • He stood waiting in the vestry afterwards with the well-filled chalice in his hand, tremulously anticipating Mr. windle's arrival.

    Sally Bishop | E. Temple Thurston