Swiggle vs Swingle - What's the difference?

swiggle | swingle |


As verbs the difference between swiggle and swingle

is that swiggle is (rare) to wriggle, wiggle or squirm while swingle is to beat or flog, especially for extracting the fibres from flax stalks; to scutch or swingle can be to dangle; to wave hanging.

As a noun swingle is

an implement used to separate the fibres of flax by beating them; a scutch.

swiggle

English

Verb

(swiggl)
  • (rare) to wriggle, wiggle or squirm
  • (rare) to drink to excess
  • References

    (fish swiggling their tails), [http://books.google.co.uk/books?id=h32HVZVyobQC&pg=PA73&dq=%22swiggled%22&hl=en&ei=psApTNToFMSclge3q5zXAw&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=3&ved=0CCwQ6AEwAjgK#v=onepage&q=%22swiggled%22&f=false] (I swiggled my finger around), [http://books.google.co.uk/books?id=YfI7fQyvlpcC&pg=PA149&dq=%22swiggled%22&hl=en&ei=psApTNToFMSclge3q5zXAw&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=6&ved=0CDsQ6AEwBTgK#v=onepage&q=%22swiggled%22&f=false] (she swiggled around in her chair), [http://books.google.co.uk/books?id=UcwiZtmXulEC&pg=PA24&dq=swiggle+beer&hl=en&ei=_8ApTPOQIIP6lweArsSiBA&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=5&ved=0CD8Q6AEwBA#v=onepage&q=swiggle%20beer&f=false] (swiggling beer), [http://books.google.co.uk/books?id=ndOqzUhamEkC&pg=RA1-PA202&dq=swiggle+rum&hl=en&ei=NcEpTNKiKMT6lwfF1dCYBA&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=6&ved=0CD4Q6AEwBQ#v=onepage&q&f=false] (rum-swiggling), [http://books.google.co.uk/books?id=WJImAQAAIAAJ&q=%22swiggle+whisky%22&dq=%22swiggle+whisky%22&hl=en&ei=RMApTNPLF8KqlAes6oGhAw&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=10&ved=0CFQQ6AEwCQ (swiggling beer, whisky and gin)

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    swingle

    English

    Etymology 1

    Verb

    (swingl)
  • to beat or flog, especially for extracting the fibres from flax stalks; to scutch
  • * 1858 , John Harland (editor), The House and Farm Accounts of the Shuttleworths of Gawthorpe Hall, in the County of Lancaster ,
  • The first operation in dressing flax is to swingle or beat it, in order to detach it from the harle or skimps.
  • To beat off the tops of (weeds) without pulling up the roots.
  • (Forby)

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • An implement used to separate the fibres of flax by beating them; a scutch
  • Etymology 2

    Verb

    (swingl)
  • To dangle; to wave hanging.
  • (Johnson)
  • (obsolete, UK, dialect) To swing for pleasure.
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