• WordNet 3.6
    • v hatchel comb with a heckle "heckle hemp or flax"
    • n hatchel a comb for separating flax fibers
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Hatchel An instrument with long iron teeth set in a board, for cleansing flax or hemp from the tow, hards, or coarse part; a kind of large comb; -- called also hackle and heckle.
    • Hatchel To draw through the teeth of a hatchel, as flax or hemp, so as to separate the coarse and refuse parts from the fine, fibrous parts.
    • Hatchel To tease; to worry; to torment.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n hatchel An instrument consisting of long iron teeth set in a board, used in cleansing flax or hemp from the tow and hards, or coarse part; a hackle or heckle. Also hetchel.
    • hatchel To draw, as flax or hemp, through the teeth of a hatchel, to separate the fiber from the hard or coarse parts of the plant; hackle or heckle.
    • hatchel Hence To tease or vex by sarcasms or reproaches; heckle.
    • hatchel Also hetchel.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n., v Hatchel hach′el Same as Hackle.
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. hechele, hekele,; akin to D. hekel, G. hechel, Dan. hegle, Sw. häkla, and prob. to E. hook,. See Hook, and cf. Hackle Heckle


In literature:

I have heard Dr. Hatchell tell that story at least twenty times.
"The Days Before Yesterday" by Lord Frederick Hamilton
His teeth are very industrious in their calling, and his chops like a Bridewell perpetually hatcheling.
"Character Writings of the 17th Century" by Various
Flax, raw, dried, broken, or hatcheled; also refuse portions Free.
"A Compilation of the Messages and Papers of the Presidents, Volume IX." by Benjamin Harrison
Hatchell, John, Solicitor-General, 145.
"The Felon's Track" by Michael Doheny
My mammy, she went in de name of Hatchel en all her chillun went in de name of Hatchel right down dere in de Effingham section.
"Slave Narratives Vol. XIV. South Carolina, Part 1" by Various
The corn is held in a convenient handful, like flax on a hatchel.
"Soil Culture" by J. H. Walden
Colonel Henry, Major Hatchell, and ten men were missing.
"South Africa and the Transvaal War, Vol. IV (of 6)" by Louis Creswicke

In news:

Terry Hatchel , 67, died May 27, 2003, at Jonesboro.
Son of the late James and Dora Elizabeth Cox Hatchel , he was of the Baptist belief.
Joe is a proven leader with an impressive blend of operating and brand management experience, said The Pantry's CEO Dennis Hatchell.
The chain will remodel 10% of its store portfolio, or approximately 160 locations annual, until it completes the job, said Pantry president and CEO Dennis Hatchell on the company's third-quarter sales call.
Brian and Nickie Franks of Adamsville are pleased to announce the forthcoming marriage of their daughter Brooke Adams Napier to Joshua Mason Hatchell.
Terrence Levon Nesmith, age 29, of Hemingway, S.C. Michael Hamilton Hatchell, age 69, of Conway, S.C.
Hatchell was born in Florence, S.C. A son of the late Lex and Virginia Fields Hatchell.
Clarissa Hatchel and her son Jaheim think the plan "just might work".

In science:

Molecules are also formed in the innermost regions of the envelope where the stellar pulsations set up shock waves (Durai and Hatchell 2000; Gautschy-Loidl et al. 2004).
Spitzer observations of acetylene bands in carbon-rich AGB stars in the Large Magellanic Cloud
This classification has been extensively studied using infrared data by Hatchell et al. (2007b) and the Spitzer teams (Jørgensen et al. 2007; Rebull et al. 2007; Gutermuth et al. 2008).
Star formation in Perseus - V. Outflows detected by HARP
The JCMT Receiver B maps were published in Hatchell et al. (2007a) and the new HARP maps are shown in Figs. 2–7.
Star formation in Perseus - V. Outflows detected by HARP
We detect outflows from all but four of the Hatchell et al. (2007b)-classified Class 0 sources.
Star formation in Perseus - V. Outflows detected by HARP
In Paper III, Hatchell determined the outflow status of the SCUBA cores in the main dense cluster using the Knee & Sandell (2000) JCMT RxB map.
Star formation in Perseus - V. Outflows detected by HARP