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  1. swingle(Noun)

    An implement used to separate the fibres of flax by beating them; a scutch

  2. swingle(Verb)

    to beat or flog, especially for extracting the fibres from flax stalks; to scutch

Webster Dictionary

  1. Swingle(verb)

    to dangle; to wave hanging

  2. Swingle(verb)

    to swing for pleasure

  3. Swingle(verb)

    to clean, as flax, by beating it with a swingle, so as to separate the coarse parts and the woody substance from it; to scutch

  4. Swingle(verb)

    to beat off the tops of without pulling up the roots; -- said of weeds

  5. Swingle(noun)

    a wooden instrument like a large knife, about two feet long, with one thin edge, used for beating and cleaning flax; a scutcher; -- called also swingling knife, swingling staff, and swingling wand

  6. Origin: [See Swingel.]


  1. Swingle

    Swingle is an unincorporated community in Yolo County, California. It is located on the Union Pacific Railroad 4 miles east of Davis at an elevation of 33 feet. In the late 19th century, Swingle contained cattle pens and was a shipment point on the Southern Pacific Railroad for cattle to market. A 1913 book described Swingle, along with Webster, as along the main automobile route from Davis to Broderick.


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