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hockle

[hok-uh l] /ˈhɒk əl/
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/
verb (intransitive) hockles, hockled, hockling
1.
(Northumbrian, dialect) to spit
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