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1. A colored linen tape woven on a simple narrow loom and used for trimmings.
2. The yarn or thread used in making this tape.

[Origin unknown.]
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1. (Textiles) a kind of linen tape used for trimmings
2. (Textiles) the thread or yarn from which this tape is woven
[C16: of unknown origin]
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(ˈɪŋ kəl)

1. a linen tape used for trimmings.
2. the linen thread or yarn from which this tape is made.
[1535–45; orig. uncertain]
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, inkling - To inkle is to communicate in an undertone or whisper, to give a hint of something, which gives us inkling.
See also related terms for hint.
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Noun1.inkle - a linen tape used for trimming as a decoration
tape - a long thin piece of cloth or paper as used for binding or fastening; "he used a piece of tape for a belt"; "he wrapped a tape around the package"
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He had read some novels from the adjoining circulating library, and had even bought the story of Inkle and Yarico, which had made him feel very sorry for poor Mr.
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[Eighteenth century] Eberlin, Johann Ernst Sigismundus 1753 Rousseau, Jean-Jacques Pygmalion 1762/1770 Asplmayr, Franz Pygmalion 1772 Schweitzer, Anton Pygmalion 1772 Seckendorff, Carl Siegmund von Proserpina 1775 Benda, Jiri (Geotg) Ariadne auf Naxos 1775 Medea 1775 Philon et Theone 1779 (revised asAlmansor und Nadine) Pygmalion 1779 Wolf, Ernst Wilhelm Polyxena 1776 Rust, Friedrich Wilhelm Colma's Klage 1777 Inkle und Yariko 1777 Reichardt, Johann Friedrich Cephalus und Procris 1777 Zimmermann, Anton Die Wilden 1777 Zelmor und Ermide 1780 Andromeda und Perseus 1781 Winter, Peter Cora und Alonzo 1778 Leonardo und Blandine 1779 Reinhold und Armida 1780 Medea und Jason 1789 Mozart, Wolfgang A.
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