Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)

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WEEZLE, n. A tool for twisting straw ropes (Gall. 1921 T.S.D.C.). Cf. tweezle s.v. Tweezlick.

[Aphetic form of tweezle s.v. Tweezlick. But poss. associated with weasel, from a fancied resemblance of the implement to the animal. Cf. Whitrat, 3.]

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"Weezle n.". Dictionary of the Scots Language. 2004. Scottish Language Dictionaries Ltd. Accessed 18 Sep 2018 <http://www.dsl.ac.uk/entry/snd/weezle>

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