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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Whittle \Whit"tle\, n. [AS. hw[imac]tel, from hwit white; akin to Icel. hv[imac]till a white bed cover. See White.] (a) A grayish, coarse double blanket worn by countrywomen, in the west of England, over the shoulders, like a cloak or shawl. --C. Kingsley. (b) Same as Whittle shawl, below. [1913 Webster] Whittle shawl, a kind of fine woolen shawl, originally and especially a white one. [1913 Webster]