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hackling

See definition of hackling on Dictionary.com
  • as inchip
  • as inchop
  • as inclean
  • as incomb

synonyms for hackling

  • chop
  • crack
  • hack
  • nick
  • splinter
  • whack
  • break
  • chisel
  • clip
  • crumble
  • damage
  • flake
  • fragment
  • gash
  • hackle
  • hew
  • incise
  • notch
  • shape
  • shear
  • slash
  • slice
  • sliver
  • snick
  • snip
  • split
  • whittle
  • crack off
  • cut away
  • cut off
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antonyms for hackling

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  • fix
  • mend
  • build
  • combine
  • increase
  • join
  • put together
  • dirty
  • worsen
  • pollute
  • foul
  • soil
  • stain
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How to use hackling in a sentence

The next operations consist of "breaking," "scutching," and "hackling" and are now done by machinery.
TEXTILES AND CLOTHINGKATE HEINTZ WATSON
This first combing process is sometimes called roughing instead of hackling.
CLOTHING AND HEALTHHELEN KINNE
The whole operations in yarn manufacture comprise hackling, preparing and spinning.
ENCYCLOPAEDIA BRITANNICA, 11TH EDITION, VOLUME 16, SLICE 6VARIOUS
In the construction of hackling machines, the general principles of those now most commonly adopted are identical.
ENCYCLOPAEDIA BRITANNICA, 11TH EDITION, VOLUME 16, SLICE 6VARIOUS
In the case of hackling by machinery, the flax is first roughed and arranged in stricks, as above described under hand hackling.
ENCYCLOPAEDIA BRITANNICA, 11TH EDITION, VOLUME 16, SLICE 6VARIOUS
It is then dried and broken, and afterwards “scutched,” and rendered still cleaner and finer by a process called “hackling.”
THE PLANT HUNTERSMAYNE REID
The prickly skin appears to have been used by the Romans for hackling hemp.
ECCENTRICITIES OF THE ANIMAL CREATION.JOHN TIMBS
We frequently saw the inhabitants 49 washing or cooking for their pigs, and in one place hackling flax by the roadside.
EXCURSIONS AND POEMSHENRY DAVID THOREAU
The hackling was accomplished by means of the simplest devices, such as pounding with hammers or sticks.
PREHISTORIC TEXTILE ART OF EASTERN UNITED STATESWILLIAM HENRY HOLMES
I should have softened it first by a hackling process, as we used to hackle the hemp in Kentucky; but I did not.
EUROPE REVISEDIRVIN S. COBB
SYNONYM OF THE DAY
OCTOBER 26, 1985
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