Sniggled
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]

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  • 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

  • Sniggling — 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 — 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

  • The Silent Speaker — infobox Book | name = The Silent Speaker title orig = translator = author = Rex Stout cover artist = Robert Hallock country = United States language = English series = Nero Wolfe genre = Detective fiction publisher = Viking Press release date =… …   Wikipedia

  • 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 — [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

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