Hatchel

Hatch"el

, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Hatcheled or Hatchelled (-ld); p. pr. & vb. n. Hatcheling or Hatchelling.] [OE. hechelen, hekelen; akin to D. hekelen, G. hecheln, Dan. hegle, Sw. hkla. See Hatchel, n.] 1. 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.
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2. To tease; to worry; to torment. [Colloq.]
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