Sniggle
Sniggle Snig"gle, v. t. To catch, as an eel, by sniggling; hence, to hook; to insnare. --Beau. & Fl. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Sniggle — Snig gle, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Sniggled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Sniggling}.] [See {Snig} a kind of eel.] To fish for eels by thrusting the baited hook into their holes or hiding places. Walton. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • sniggle — [snig′əl] vi. sniggled, sniggling [< dial. snig, eel < ME snygge, young eel, prob. akin to snegge, snail, akin to Ger schnecke: for IE base see SNAIL] to fish for eels by putting a baited hook into their hiding holes vt. to catch (eels) by… …   English World dictionary

  • Sniggle — Sniggling is: * A fishing technique for eels. * A prankish act of social commentary, art, disruption, or protest; a politically subversive breaching experiment see culture jamming. * A word used to describe mirth or laughter, a mixture of snort… …   Wikipedia

  • sniggle — verb (sniggled; sniggling) Etymology: English dialect snig small eel, from Middle English snygge Date: 1653 intransitive verb to fish for eels by thrusting a baited hook or needle into their hiding places transitive verb to catch (an eel) by… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • sniggle — sniggler /snig leuhr/, n. /snig euhl/, v., sniggled, sniggling. v.i. 1. to fish for eels by thrusting a baited hook into their lurking places. v.t. 2. to catch by sniggling. [1645 55; snig eel (late ME snigge) + LE] * * * …   Universalium

  • sniggle — verb a) To catch an eel by thrusting a baited hook into its den. b) Alternate spelling and pronunciation of snicker (corruption with giggle.) To chortle or chuckle. See Also: sniggler …   Wiktionary

  • sniggle — Synonyms and related words: allure, bag, bait, bait the hook, birdlime, bola, catch, catch out, chortle, chuckle, cobweb, decoy, dragnet, enmesh, ensnare, ensnarl, entangle, entoil, entrap, enweb, fishhook, fly, foul, giggle, gill net, gin,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • sniggle — Cleveland Dialect List a snare or wire for the captureof hares or rabbits …   English dialects glossary

  • sniggle — verb fish for eels by pushing a baited hook into holes in which they are hiding. Origin C17: frequentative, based on earlier snig small eel , of unknown origin …   English new terms dictionary

  • sniggle — snig·gle …   English syllables

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”