from The Century Dictionary.

  • To wriggle.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • intransitive verb obsolete To wriggle.

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  • verb obsolete To wriggle.


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  • The wind became liquid, then solid, darkening and coalescing until, to the hawk's acute eyes, it looked like a watersnake, glittering like crystal in the harsh sunlight, wrig-gling swiftly over the lakeside to the city waits, winding and thrashing across the steep, rocky incline.

    The Dark Queen Williams, Michael, 1952 Dec. 17- 1994

  • The floor seethed with small, lizardlike creatures, squirming and wrig-gling pathetically over each other.

    Emperor of Ansalon Niles, Douglas 1993

  • Now she wrig - gled them as if taking pride in their appearance.

    Breed to Come Norton, Andre 1972

  • Then I squirmed out of my cramped bed and wrig - gled snakewise to the right; once behind brush, I got to my feet, my dart gun drawn.

    Three Against The Witch World Norton, Andre 1965

  • When she wrig - gled out of her moleskin coat at luncheon, she looked like a slim black weasel.

    The Song of the Lark by Willa Cather 1915

  • Some milk-nosed maggot, blessing what lets it wrig to its hole.

    Faces 1900

  • Some milk-nosed maggot, blessing what lets it wrig to

    Leaves of Grass [1867] 1867

  • Some milk-nosed maggot blessing what lets it wrig to its hole.

    Leaves of Grass Walt Whitman 1855

  • "You know, Robert," she said, obeying him and wrig-gling against him to find a comfortable position while his arms came about her and one leg came over hers, "I could grow quite comfortable with being a prisoner.

    Beyond the Sunrise Balogh, Mary 1992


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