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strickle

[strik-uh l] /ˈstrɪk əl/
noun
1.
a straightedge used for sweeping off heaped-up grain to the level of the rim of a measure.
2.
Metallurgy. a template rotated to generate a mold surface symmetrical about one axis.
3.
an implement for sharpening scythes, composed typically of a piece of wood smeared with grease and sand.
verb (used with object), strickled, strickling.
4.
to sweep off or remove with a strickle.
Origin
late Middle English
1400-1450
1400-50; late Middle English strikyll; perhaps continuing Old English stricel teat (perhaps also “leveling stick”); see strike, -le
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strickle

/ˈstrɪkəl/
noun
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
verb
4.
(transitive) to level, form, or sharpen with a strickle
Word Origin
Old English stricel; related to Latin strigilis scraper, German Striegel; see strike
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