Tinchel

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Tinchel A circle of sportsmen, who, by surrounding an extensive space and gradually closing in, bring a number of deer and game within a narrow compass. "We'll quell the savage mountaineer,
      As their tinchel cows the game!"
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n tinchel In Scotland, a circle of sportsmen who, by surrounding a great space and gradually closing in, bring a number of deer together.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Tinchel tin′chel a circle of men who close in round a herd of deer
    • Tinchel Also Tin′chil
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Gael. timchioll, a circuit, compass

Usage

In poetry:

The tinchel closes. Terror, & plunging, swipes.
I lay my ears back. I am about to die.
My cleft feet drum.
Fierce, the two-footers club. My green world pipes
a finish—for us all, my love, not some.
Crumpling, I—why,—
"Dream Song 56: Hell is empty. O that has come to pass" by John Berryman