The corn is held in a convenient handful, like flax on a hatchel.
And yet, as if a thousand thorns should hatchel out at least one rose, we had one incident of lively interest.
Miss Hatchel, she shake me by de shoulders once or twice, but never didn' whip me in all my life dat I knows of.
Miss Hatchel tell me I better stay on dere whe' I can get flour bread to eat.
I remembers Miss Hatchel puttin de baby in my lap en tell me don' drop him.
The fibres of flax are arranged in a parallel direction, and freed from tow, by drawing them through a hatchel.