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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.]


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]


(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]


, 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.
The name Inkle has a Mitford connection as my parents researched it, while Haugh is land at the side of a river," said Alex.
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10) While Indigenous characters were represented on the eighteenth-century stage with some frequency, both in British plays such as Inkle and Yarico and Omai, or a Trip Around the World and in North American plays such as Pontiac, of the Siege of Detroit, it does not seem that these performances directly influenced the conventions of "playing Indian" in North America.
Widow of Ephesus by Petronius, Voltaire, Bernard de Trevier's chivalric novel about beautiful Magelone, Richard Steele's Inkle and Yarico up to Decameron and 1001 Nights.
More recently, Pakistani Taliban militants sheltering in Afghanistan attacked security checkpoints at Inkle Sar and Miskini Darra areas of Samar Bagh Tehsil in Lower Dir District on August 24.
There will be a workshop on needle felting, Japanese marudai braiding and inkle weaving.
Depictions of African landscape, culture, and natives abounded in The Yorker's Stratagem (1792), The Irishman in London (1793), Inkle and Yarico (1791), and The Africans (1810).
Chapter Two, "The Expanding Frontiers of Prose," concentrates principally on Richard Steele's 1711 account of the tale of Yariko and Inkle in The Spectator and Daniel Defoe's Robinson Crusoe.
Deep clerks she dumbs, and with needle composes Nature's own shape, of bud, bird, branch, or berry, That even her art sisters the natural roses; Her inkle, silk, twin with the rubied cherry, That pupils lacks she none of noble race, Who pour their bounty on her.