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  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • v. t Ettle To earn. Obs See Addle, to earn.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • ettle To aim; propose; intend; attempt; try.
    • ettle To expect; reckon: as, I'm ettling he'll be here the morn.
    • ettle To take aim.
    • ettle To make attempt.
    • ettle To direct one's course.
    • ettle To aspire; be ambitious.
    • n ettle Intention; intent; aim.
    • n ettle A variant of addle.
    • n ettle A nettle.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Ettle et′l (Scot.) to purpose, intend
    • v.t Ettle to guess
    • n Ettle purpose, intent
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Perh. the same word as addle, to earn; bur cf. OE. atlien, etlien, to intend, prepare, Icel. ætla, to think, suppose, mean


In literature:

I mindit o' my sworn word, for I was yin o' the four that had promised, and I ettled to dae his bidding.
"The Moon Endureth--Tales and Fancies" by John Buchan
The leaves of the common stinging-nettle ("'ettles" the labourers call them) have deep indents all round them.
"A Cotswold Village" by J. Arthur Gibbs
Well, old hob, I little ettled I'd look on you again.
"Krindlesyke" by Wilfrid Wilson Gibson
But what can a body ettle?
"The House with the Green Shutters" by George Douglas Brown
Put on the tea-kettle, tea-kettle, tea-kettle, tea-kettle, tea-kettle-ettle.
"Ontario Teachers' Manuals: Nature Study" by Ontario Ministry of Education
Aft ettle, whiles hit.
"The Proverbs of Scotland" by Alexander Hislop
He was aye ettling after a bit handle to his name.
"The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson, Volume XV" by Robert Louis Stevenson

In poetry:

For Canada they made them boune—
A house was ta'en in the neist toon,
Whar wi' her young guidman to dwell,
Weel ettle't she—oor Cousin Bell.
"Cousin Bell: An Incident In Real Life" by Janet Hamilton
So when the gentry called him in,
He entered with a knavish grin
And sipped a glass of wine;
But when they asked would he recite
Something of late he'd chanced to write
He ettled to decline.
"Poet And Peer" by Robert W Service
Gars guffish men, wi' women battle,
And puts the auld wives' tongues a-fettle;
Against their neebors canna settle,
Tho' th'ave scarce breath;
Canna speak plain what they do ettle,
For want o' teeth.
"The Loss Of Man's Happiness" by Susannah Hawkins
The sun an' the lav'rock were baith in the lift
E're they thocht it was time their quarters to shift;
Then Luckie was ca'd, an' the lawin' was settl't,
Tho' aften the siller was mair than they ettl't.
"Sketches of Village Character In Days "O' Langsyne"" by Janet Hamilton

In news:

Inwood resident Harry Ettling says goodbye to his 1982 Honda Civic during.
Harry Ettling's 1982 Honda Civic.
Penguin Group, Page A Ettle.

In science:

Journal of the American Society of Information Science and Technology. Bornmann, L., Leydesdorff, L., Walch-Solimena, C., & Ettl, C. (in press).
Which cities' paper output and citation impact are above expectation in information science? Some improvements of our previous mapping approaches