Thrap"ple(?), n. [Also thropple, corrupted fr. throttle.] Windpipe; throttle. [Prov. Eng. & Scot.]
Thresh(?) }, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Thrashed (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Thrashing.] [OE. reschen, reshen, to beat, AS. erscan, rescan; akin to D. dorschen, OD. derschen, G. dreschen, OHG. dreskan, Icel. reskja, Sw. trska, Dan. trske, Goth. riskan, Lith. traszketi to rattle, Russ. treskate to burst, crackle, tresk' a crash, OSlav. troska a stroke of lighting. Cf. Thresh.] 1. To beat out grain from, as straw or husks; to beat the straw or husk of (grain) with a flail; to beat off, as the kernels of grain; as, to thrash wheat, rye, or oats; to thrash over the old straw.
The wheat was reaped, thrashed, and winnowed by machines.H. Spencer.
2. To beat soundly, as with a stick or whip; to drub.
Thresh}, v. t. 1. To practice thrashing grain or the like; to perform the business of beating grain from straw; as, a man who thrashes well.
2. Hence, to labor; to toil; also, to move violently.
I rather would be Mvius, thrash for rhymes,Dryden.
Like his, the scorn and scandal of the times.
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