Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)
THRAPPLE, v.2 Also thropple (Rxb. 1923 Watson W.-B.).
1. Of vegetation: to grow up rapidly (Ib.).
2. Of wool, etc.: to tangle (Rxb. 1923 Watson W.-B.); to draw the edges of a hole in cloth roughly together, instead of darning (Ib.; Bwk., Rxb. 1972).
s.Sc. 1947 L. Derwent Clashmaclavers 17:
Day after day, she sits throppling away at a strange garment which she calls a “gravat”. s.Sc. 1956 Bulletin (3 March) 13:
The Widower throppling up a hole in his long pants.
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