a straightedge used for sweeping off heaped-up grain to the level of the rim of a measure.
Metallurgy. a template rotated to generate a mold surface symmetrical about one axis.
an implement for sharpening scythes, composed typically of a piece of wood smeared with grease and sand.
verb (used with object), strickled, strickling.
to sweep off or remove with a strickle.

1400–50; late Middle English strikyll; perhaps continuing Old English stricel teat (perhaps also “leveling stick”); see strike, -le Unabridged
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strickle (ˈstrɪkəl)
1.  Also called: strike a board used for sweeping off excess material in a container
2.  a template used for shaping a mould
3.  a bar of abrasive material for sharpening a scythe
4.  (tr) to level, form, or sharpen with a strickle
[Old English stricel; related to Latin strigilis scraper, German Striegel; see strike]

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Strickle responded by saying that the bid was too high and that the oil-contaminated grain would be disposed of at sea.
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