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Thursday, June 06, 2013

Definitions for trachle

  1. an exhausting effort, especially walking or working.
  2. an exhausted or bedraggled person.
  3. to fatigue; tire; wear out.

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Citations for trachle
"It's getting a sore trachle up thae bits o' braes you have about Craigie. I'm no' so young as I used to be." James Barke, The Wind That Shakes the Barley, 1946
He headed down the middle of the street, his breathing evening out after the trachle across the beach. Ducan McLean, Bucket of Tongues, 1992
Origin of trachle
Dutch dialect
1540-1550
While the origin of trachle is unknown, it might be related to the West Flemish tragelen meaning "to walk heavily."