Crossword clues for heckle
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Hatchel \Hatch"el\ (-[e^]l; 277), n. [OE. hechele, hekele; akin to D. hekel, G. hechel, Dan. hegle, Sw. h["a]kla, and prob. to E. hook. See Hook, and cf. Hackle, Heckle.] An instrument with long iron teeth set in a board, for cleansing flax or hemp from the tow, hards, or coarse part; a kind of large comb; -- called also hackle and heckle.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
early 14c., "to comb (flax or hemp) with a heckle;" from heckle (n.) or from related Middle Dutch hekelen. Figurative meaning "to question severely in a bid to uncover weakness" is from late 18c. "Long applied in Scotland to the public questioning of parliamentary candidates" [OED]. Related: Heckled; heckling.\n\n\n\n\n\n
"flax comb," c.1300, hechel, perhaps from an unrecorded Old English *hecel or a cognate Germanic word (such as Middle High German hechel, Middle Dutch hekel), from Proto-Germanic *hakila-, from PIE *keg- "hook, tooth" (see hook (n.)).
vb. 1 (context transitive English) To question harshly in an attempt to find or reveal weaknesses. (from later 18th c.) 2 (context transitive English) To insult, tease, make fun of or badger.
n. a comb for separating flax fibers [syn: hatchel]
Heckle was a melodic hardcore/ punk rock band from New Jersey, United States.
The band was formed in the summer of 1994 by guitarist Steve Cunningham, bass player Chris Whalen, guitarist Eric Arikian and vocalist Chris Baglieri, Heckle (briefly named "Lick") found original drummer Tim Caspare to complete the group. The band then released a split single in January 1996 with AFI, followed in the spring of 1996 by a full-length LP on Wingnut Records entitled We're Not Laughing With You. After a nationwide summer tour, the band parted ways with their original drummer. The position was then filled by Todd Hennig who was the drummer for the Vermont hardcore band SevenYearsWar, which Steve had once played guitar for. After another East Coast tour, Heckle was signed by Hopeless Records and recorded their second and last album with Donnell Cameron at Westbeach Recorders in Hollywood, California The Complicated Futility of Ignorance. Henning and Miner later joined Death by Stereo. Arikian and Whalen featured in the group Let's Be Loveless.
Heckle may refer to:
- Heckle (band), a New Jersey musical group
- Heckle (magpie), an animated character
Usage examples of "heckle".
Since Eure had heckled Mayor Cockrell at the Forrest rally, he thought he knew what answer to expect.
Rudely heckled, he is thoroughly disconcerted by the time the obligatory laurel wreath arrives to honor his presence.
The place was only moderately full before dinner, but a few card players heckled one another over poker hands, and several vid fans had gathered around a viewer to watch one of the vidramas the ship had stocked for the voyage.
Donohue went home, still acting as if two dozen reporters, eight tails, and a score of heckling citizens did not fall within his notice.
Wearing polished mail that glinted and shone in the hot sunlight, they endured a barrage of heckling from the envious knights staying home.
So that reformers everywhere were eager to hear of a system of voting that would free the electors from the tyranny of parties, and at the same time render a candidate independent of the votes of heckling minorities, and dependent only on the votes of the men who believed in him and his politics.
She was weak enough today, however, to go down and make a cup of tea and take it back to bed, drinking it while listening to the Today programme on the radio, where the heckling of speakers and the interruptions by the interviewers never failed to irritate her.
Without heavy guns, without adequate torpedoes, and with no hope of reinforcements from anywhere, these fragile ships must try to harass and heckle and outguess a massive collection of warships and cruisers any one of which had more fire power than what the Americans together could muster.
Of course, - he was subject to the usual heckling, especially since on a chart of that scale our little four hundred or so miles a day was not a very len pressive advance across the great blank expanse of paper.
He tried not to think that: the horses might betray anything he thought, though he got none of the expected catcalls and heckling from the junior bystanders.
The play had been very successful so far, eliciting much laughter and only a little heckling - which Laevo dealt with easily enough.
It did nothing to stop the heckling, the pokes and prods and grabs at blossoms that--Sam could see, even from his distance--left scalps red with blood.
Aubrey deLint's shoelaces together and Krazy-Glued Mary Esther Thode's left buttock to the seat of her chair but everyone glycemically mature enough to sit still and watch the cartridge is having a rousing good time, eating chocolate cannolis and twenty-six-layer baklava and Redi-Whip by itself if they want and homemade Raisinettes and little cream-filled caramel things and occasionally heckling or cheering ironically, every so often throwing sweets that stick to the screen, giving the smooth sterile Gentle a sort of carbuncu-lar look that everyone approves.
James, clusters of brightly garbed fops en route to heckle the actors at the theater, and young men consumed with Byronesque ennui who were headed for adventure in the stews.
Day are still in progress w/r/t which kid or kids tied Aubrey deLint's shoelaces together and Krazy-Glued Mary Esther Thode's left buttock to the seat of her chair but everyone glycemically mature enough to sit still and watch the cartridge is having a rousing good time, eating chocolate cannolis and twenty-six-layer baklava and Redi-Whip by itself if they want and homemade Raisinettes and little cream-filled caramel things and occasionally heckling or cheering ironically, every so often throwing sweets that stick to the screen, giving the smooth sterile Gentle a sort of carbuncu-lar look that everyone approves.