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whittle

Brit dialect a knife, esp a large one

Whittle

Sir Frank. 1907--96, English engineer, who invented the jet engine for aircraft; flew first British jet aircraft (1941)
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The High Court in Glasgow heard gran-of two Mrs Whittle, 58, and husband Norman visited a car boot sale at the fruit market in the city's east end last AugustManoeuvre She stood guard over a space as her husband tried to manoeuvre their Vauxhall Corsa into it.
McMillan, of Holytown, Lanarkshire, jumped out and started arguing with Mrs Whittle.
LOYAL customers have warmly welcomed the return of David and Caroline Whittle to Huddersfield fashion store Peters.
Mr Whittle said: "We have been inundated with cards and letters of congratulations and goodwill.
There was no doubt that McMillan's vicious attack on Ann Whittle led to her death.
She kicked Mrs Whittle in the face three times and witnesses said she was "going berserk".
A post mortem examination showed Mrs Whittle suffered bruising to the brain, a cut from her eye, her cheek and severe bruising between her nose and mouth.
Mr Whittle said: "It has been a rollercoaster ride these past four months.