unswingled

swingle

1 [swing-guhl]
noun
1.
2.
a wooden instrument shaped like a large knife, for beating flax or hemp and scraping from it the woody or coarse portions.
verb (used with object), swingled, swingling.
3.
to clean (flax or hemp) by beating and scraping with a swingle.

Origin:
1275–1325; Middle English swingel, Old English swingell rod (cognate with Middle Dutch swinghel), equivalent to swing- (see swing1) + -el instrumental suffix (see -le)

unswingled, adjective
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swingle (ˈswɪŋɡəl)
 
n
1.  a flat-bladed wooden instrument used for beating and scraping flax or hemp to remove coarse matter from it
 
vb
2.  (tr) to use a swingle on
 
[Old English swingel stroke; related to Middle High German swüngel, Middle Dutch swinghel]

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swingle
"instrument for beating flax," early 14c., from M.Du. swinghel "swingle for flax," cognate with O.E. swingel "beating, stick to beat," from swingan "to beat, strike, whip" (see swing) + instrumental suffix -le. Or perhaps directly from the O.E. word, with narrowing of sense.
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