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Middle English wankel, wankill, from Old English wancol; akin to Old High German wanchal unsteady, wankōn, wanchōn to stagger, sway
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“Wankle.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/wankle. Accessed 15 Aug. 2022.
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