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harl

verb
variants: or harle \ˈ(h)ärl, ˈ(h)ȧl\

Definition of harl

or -ed/-ing/-s
transitive verb
1 dialectal, British : to drag, scrape, or pull (an object) usually along the ground
2 chiefly Scottish : to plaster (a surface) with roughcast
  • the harled walls with which for many generations the Scots had finished their houses
  • —Ian Finlay
intransitive verb
chiefly British : to troll for fish
  • harling for spring salmon
  • Atlantic

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Origin and Etymology of harl

Middle English harlen to drag


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harl

noun
variants: or harle \ˈhȧl\

Definition of harl

plural -s
British
: roughcast wall facing

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harl

transitive verb \ ˈ(h)ärl , ˈ(h)ȧl \

Definition of harl

-ed/-ing/-s
dialectal, England
1 : to snarl up : entangle
2 or harle : to thread one leg of (a dead rabbit) through the other for ease in carrying

Origin and Etymology of harl

Middle English harlen to entangle


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harl

noun \ " \

Definition of harl

plural -s
dialectal, England
: a tangled mass : snarl

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harl

noun \ ˈhärl \

Definition of harl

plural -s
1 or harle : a fiber in a stalk of flax or hemp
2 : herl

Origin and Etymology of harl

Middle English herle, probably from Middle Low German herle, harle


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