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swipple

[swip-uh l] /ˈswɪp əl/
noun
1.
the freely swinging part of a flail, which falls upon the grain in threshing; swingle.
Also, swiple.
Origin
late Middle English
1400-1450
1400-50; late Middle English swipyl, variant of swepyl, equivalent to swep(en) to sweep1 + -yl instrumental suffix (see -le)
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swipple

/ˈswɪpəl/
noun
1.
the part of a flail that strikes the grain
Word Origin
C15 swipyl, variant of swepyl, from swep(en) to sweep + -yl, suffix denoting an instrument
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