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  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Windle A spindle; a kind of reel; a winch.
    • Windle (Zoöl) The redwing.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n windle An implement or engine for turning or winding: used in different senses locally.
    • n windle The windthrush or redwing, Turdus iliacus. See cut 2 under thrush.
    • n windle A dry measure, equal to about 3½ Winchester bushels. The official returns for 1879 showed that it was not then entirely obsolete. It is there stated as 220/58¾ imperial bushels of wheat, 180/50 bushels of barley, or 220/62.857 bushels of beans.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Windle win′dl an engine for turning: a dry measure.
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
From Wind to turn
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. windelwindan, to turn.


In literature:

No more than a windle-straw.
"The Romany Rye" by George Borrow
I was like a windle-straw.
"The Mutiny of the Elsinore" by Jack London
Full of wonder and delight, she lifted the windling out of its nest, and laid it in her bosom.
"The Blue Moon" by Laurence Housman
It was fool politics in the opinion of Mr Young and Mr Windle.
"The Imperialist" by (a.k.a. Mrs. Everard Cotes) Sara Jeannette Duncan
Irene Coates of 2015 Windle Street, Jacksonville, Florida, was born in Georgia about 1859.
"Slave Narratives: A Folk History of Slavery in the United States" by Work Projects Administration
No more than at a windle-straw.
"The Pocket George Borrow" by George Borrow
We were along with the Southern Unionists and our natural allies, Lords Granard and MacDonnell and Sir Bertram Windle.
"John Redmond's Last Years" by Stephen Gwynn
But to the experts concerned it speedily became apparent that the alliance with Champion Windle Hercules must be indefinitely postponed.
"Jan" by A. J. Dawson
No more than at a windle-straw.
"George Borrow The Man and His Books" by Edward Thomas
You return to the agent and tell him that the only house you liked is (say) a white one at East Windles.
"A Boswell of Baghdad" by E. V. Lucas
So Windle Bent was one of those chaps who have what folk call family pride, was he?
"The Borough Treasurer" by Joseph Smith Fletcher
No more than at a windle-straw.
"The Romany Rye a sequel to "Lavengro"" by George Borrow
No more than at a windle-straw.
"The Romany Rye A Sequel to 'Lavengro'" by George Borrow
General Editor, B. C. A. WINDLE.
"Werwolves" by Elliott O'Donnell
Carford College had an exciting tussle with Windleness.
"The Jolliest Term on Record" by Angela Brazil
By B. C. A. WINDLE, D.Sc., F.R.S.
"Evolution" by Frank B. Jevons
By B. C. A. Windle, D.Sc.
"A Catalogue of Books Published by Methuen and Company, February, 1908" by Methuen and Company
Messrs. Windle and Parsons have lately pointed out many Dog-like features in the muscles.
"The Cambridge Natural History, Vol X., Mammalia" by Frank Evers Beddard
I append Dr. Windle's most kind and courteous reply for the benefit of my readers.
"The Gunpowder Plot and Lord Mounteagle's Letter" by Henry Hawkes Spink Jr.
It would have twisted you up like a windle-straw.
"Barbara Lynn" by Emily J. Jenkinson

In poetry:

"Gae hame, gae hame, my mither deir,
Fetch me my windling sheet,
And at the back o' Mirry-land toun
Its thair we twa sall meet."
"The Jew's Daughter" by Anonymous British

In news:

But for James Windle, Independent candidate in the 8th District from Snoqualmie, a big ol' log is the perfect running mate.
James Windle, Independent candidate for Washington state's 8th District.
Tallapoosa County Superintendent Joe Windle took a pie to the face Thursday at Dadeville Elementary School DES raised $903 for the Lake Martin Area United Way.
Top earner Bella Yoder was given the opportunity to throw a whipped topping pie at Windle.
Visual Terrian has promoted Eileen Thomas to principal designer, Jeremy Windle to associate principal, and Edward S Marks to associate principal.
A seconds-long snippet of James Windle 's introductory campaign video has changed the dynamic of the race for what's currently Dave Reichert's 8th Congressional District seat.
James Windle, Independent candidate for Washington state's 8th District.
MEMORIAL service for Jana Sue Windle, 55, of Newark is 2 pm Sunday at Rhome Assembly of God Church in Rhome.
The Readers' Writers: Multiple award-winning editors/authors Ellen Datlow and Terri Windling .
Windle Rollins stands outside his Moore, Okla. Gas station, watching motorists fill up with cheap gas in this 1999 file photo.
El Pasoan Janice Woods Windle�s tale of early Texas is right on the money.
WHEN EL PASO AUTHOR Janice Woods Windle published her first novel, True Women, in 1994, it seemed to be just another rose-toned romance of early Texas pioneers, distaff division.
I'm currently appreciating Teeth: Vampire Tales (HarperCollins), an upcoming short story anthology edited by Ellen Datlow and Terri Windling.

In science:

Nano Res. 2008, 1, 158-165. Ago, H.; Petritsch, K.; Shaffer, M. S. P.; Windle, A. H. and Friend, R. H. Composites of carbon nanotubes and conjugated polymers for photovoltaic devices.
Carbon Nanotubes in Biology and Medicine: in vitro and in vivo Detection, Imaging and Drug Delivery