Cuddle Cud"dle (k[u^]d"d'l), v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Cuddled} (-d'ld); p. pr. & vb. n. {Cuddling} (-dl[i^]ng).] [Prob. for couthle, fr. couth known; cf. OE. ku[thorn][thorn]en to cuddle, or cu[eth]lechen to make friends with. See{Couth}, {Uncouth}, {Can}.] To lie close or snug; to crouch; to nestle. [1913 Webster]

She cuddles low beneath the brake; Nor would she stay, nor dares she fly. --Prior. [1913 Webster]

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