Hackle

Hac"kle

, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Hackled (hk"k'ld); p. pr. & vb. n. Hackling (hk"klng).] 1. To separate, as the coarse part of flax or hemp from the fine, by drawing it through the teeth of a hackle or hatchel.
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2. To tear asunder; to break in pieces.
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The other divisions of the kingdom being hackled and torn to pieces.
Burke.
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