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- intransitive verb (Mining), Prov. Eng. Same as
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* I think they must have missed the zigger murder, the stealing of the storm, the flood and near drowning, a father's abuse of his young son, the marriage proposal and its rejection...all of which happened in the first 100 pages!
Glenda, whatever you do don't let them drop the jasper into the zigger water...
"But the Redduner left his zigger cage on the pede..." may be a crucial incident in the tale, but it is going to mean absolutely nothing to anyone out of context.
If it hadn't been for that my snickersee would have gone zigger-zagging down through the dark black water disturbing the little jellyfish and lighting the way for a snip, snap, swallow, all's fish that comes to their net style, to go inside some shark.
"That was better, but it was a tight job going all round a corner like a zigger-me-zag, as you calls it, or a furnace chimney; and as I scrouged down with my eyes shut, and the sand and stones scuttling down after me,