batlet

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bat +‎ -let

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batlet (plural batlets)

  1. A short bat for beating clothes when washing them.
    • 1600, Shakespeare, William, As You Like it, act ii, scene iv:
      Touchstone: I remember, when I was in love I broke my sword upon a stone and bid him take that for coming a-night to Jane Smile; and I remember the kissing of her batlet and the cow's dugs that her pretty chopt hands had milked;

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