In Wuthering Heights, what's a thible?

A thible is a smooth stick used to stir broth or porridge.

In Chapter 9 of Wuthering Heights, Isabella is already regretting her recent marriage to Heathcliff as she prepares a pot of oatmeal:

It racked me to recall past happiness — and the greater peril there was of conjuring up its apparition, the quicker the thible ran round, and the faster the handfuls of meal fell into the water.
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