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nounEnglish Regional, West Midlands, Welsh English
A handful or small amount of gleaned corn; an ear of gleaned corn.
Late 17th century; earliest use found in Thomas Blount (1618–1679), antiquary and lexicographer. Apparently from a first element reflected by early modern English songe, English regional (Devon) sang, (Cornwall) zang handful of corn, sheaf + -le.
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