hockle

hockle

[hok-uhl]
verb (used without object), hockled, hockling.
1.
(of a rope) to have the yarns spread and kinked through twisting in use.
noun
2.
the spreading and kinking of the yarns in a rope strand.

Origin:
perhaps hock1 + -le

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hockle (ˈhɒkəl)
 
vb , hockles, hockled, hockling
dialect (Northumbrian) to spit

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