hackle englannista suomeksi
A feather used to make a fishing lure or a fishing lure incorporating a feather. (defdate)
A plate with rows of pointed needles used to blend or straighten hair. (defdate)
Any flimsy substance unspun, such as raw silk.
To dress (flax or hemp) with a hackle; to prepare fibres of flax or hemp for spinning. (defdate)
1891, Mary Noailles Murfree, ''In the "Stranger People's" Country'', Nebraska 2005, p. 155:
- Then, with a smile that seemed to have all the freshness of the matutinal hour in it, she bent again to her work of hackling flax.
To separate, as the coarse part of flax or hemp from the fine, by drawing it through the teeth of a hackle or hatchel.
(RQ:Burke Revolution in France)