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spetchel (plural spetchels)
- A levee or dike made from stones laid in horizontal rows with a bed of thin turf between each of them.
- http://books.google.com/books?id=eGghAQAAMAAJ&lpg=PA660&ots=cXiYqZBhFm&dq=spetchel%20dike&pg=PA660#v=onepage&q=spetchel%20dike&f=false - The English Dialect Dictionary, Being the Complete Vocabulary of All Dialect Words Still in Use, Or Known to Have Been in Use During the Last Two Hundred Years by Joseph Wright
- http://books.google.com/books?id=qzouAAAAYAAJ&dq=spetchel&pg=PA152#v=onepage&q=spetchel&f=false - A glossary of North country words, with their etymology, and affinity to other languages by John Trotter Brockett, William Edward Brockett