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thwittle (plural thwittles)

  1. (obsolete) A small knife; a whittle.
    • Chaucer
      A Sheffield thwittle.


thwittle (third-person singular simple present thwittles, present participle thwittling, simple past and past participle thwittled)

  1. (obsolete) To cut or whittle.
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Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for thwittle in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)