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(ˈti zəl)

n., v. -seled, -sel•ing (esp. Brit.) -selled, -sel•ling. n.
1. any of several plants of the genus Dipsacus, of the teasel family, having prickly leaves and flower heads.
2. the dried flower head or burr of the plant D. fullonum, used for teaseling cloth.
3. any mechanical contrivance used for teaseling cloth.
4. to raise a nap on (cloth) with teasels; dress by means of teasels.
Often, teazel, teazle.
[before 1000; Middle English tesel, Old English tǣsel; akin to tease]
tea′sel•er, n.
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Past participle: teazled
Gerund: teazling

I teazle
you teazle
he/she/it teazles
we teazle
you teazle
they teazle
I teazled
you teazled
he/she/it teazled
we teazled
you teazled
they teazled
Present Continuous
I am teazling
you are teazling
he/she/it is teazling
we are teazling
you are teazling
they are teazling
Present Perfect
I have teazled
you have teazled
he/she/it has teazled
we have teazled
you have teazled
they have teazled
Past Continuous
I was teazling
you were teazling
he/she/it was teazling
we were teazling
you were teazling
they were teazling
Past Perfect
I had teazled
you had teazled
he/she/it had teazled
we had teazled
you had teazled
they had teazled
I will teazle
you will teazle
he/she/it will teazle
we will teazle
you will teazle
they will teazle
Future Perfect
I will have teazled
you will have teazled
he/she/it will have teazled
we will have teazled
you will have teazled
they will have teazled
Future Continuous
I will be teazling
you will be teazling
he/she/it will be teazling
we will be teazling
you will be teazling
they will be teazling
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been teazling
you have been teazling
he/she/it has been teazling
we have been teazling
you have been teazling
they have been teazling
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been teazling
you will have been teazling
he/she/it will have been teazling
we will have been teazling
you will have been teazling
they will have been teazling
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been teazling
you had been teazling
he/she/it had been teazling
we had been teazling
you had been teazling
they had been teazling
I would teazle
you would teazle
he/she/it would teazle
we would teazle
you would teazle
they would teazle
Past Conditional
I would have teazled
you would have teazled
he/she/it would have teazled
we would have teazled
you would have teazled
they would have teazled
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Some variations useful to him have probably arisen suddenly, or by one step; many botanists, for instance, believe that the fuller's teazle, with its hooks, which cannot be rivalled by any mechanical contrivance, is only a variety of the wild Dipsacus; and this amount of change may have suddenly arisen in a seedling.
There used to be a teazle place in the 1960s off Carr Pit Road.
(5) What is known is that by 1835, Jean Davenport was playing the Duke of York in Richard III and Rob Roy in a dramatic interpretation of the popular Sir Walter Scott novel; in the year that followed, her repertoire expanded to include comical male and female roles, from Sir Peter Teazle in The School for Scandal to the deliciously-named Little Pickle from The Spoiled Child (McLean 143-144; Jordan; Ford and Bickerstaff).
She remembers the influence of Siddons and Jordan; the awkward adolescence common to actresses, in which she was 'suspended between Lady Teazle and Tom Thumb'(135); and the backstage mishaps and comic negotiations with props and costumes.
Achurch first played Lady Teazle (to Farren's Sir Peter Teazle and Conway's Charles Surface) in a revival of R.
The 1999 Arc and 2000 King George hero thus equalled the sires' Derby record of Sir Peter Teazle, Waxy, Cyllene and Blandford.
Sir Peter Teazle and his lady, (Susannah Fielding) around whom so much of Sheridan's play revolves are good.
While the gossips are played as the caricature figures they are, Sir Peter Teazle and Lady Sneerwell introduce touches of pathos that give the comedy depth, and Oliver's machinations have a credibility that other productions could well copy.
The School for Scandal is understandably described by The Theatre Guide as his finest work, and Lady Teazle's screen scene as ranking with the Malvolio letter scene in Twelfth Night as among the finest in English comedy.
I focus on this moment for its satiric energy and invention, its accumulation of ridiculous detail, but also because it instantiates the essential pattern of The School for Scandal: in every scene--from the screen scene to the portrait auction, from every exchange between Sir Peter and Lady Teazle to every scene with Maria and the slanderers--comic dialogue is staged before a range of characters, some of whom find it entertaining and others who find it appalling and immoral.
As a combination of the two, I call you at 40 pounds and retire to hide behind the screen with Lady Teazle. There you will find me, awaiting with shudders (delicate conventional shudders) the outcome of your interview with Mammon.