1) A wooden tool which was used to whet or sharpen a scythe.

1620 three sithe strickles worth 9d, Helmsley

1642 The tooles that Mowers are to have with them are Sythe, shafte, and strickle, hammer to pitte the strickle with to make it keepe sande, sand-bagge, and grease horne, Elmswell

1657 a scith and shaft and strickle, East Rounton. In the Craven Glossary it was ‘a piece of wood besmeared with grease and strewed with sand’. Alternatively it could mean the smooth straight piece of wood used to strike off the surplus grain from the top of a corn-measure: 1423 pro ij buss’ cum j strekill et j peke, York

1642 When wee goe to take up Corne for the mill, the first thinge wee doe is to looke out poakes, then the bushell and strickle, Elmswell.

dates 1423 1620 1642 1657

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