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Sniggle

Definition of the verb Sniggle

What does Sniggle mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: sniggled | sniggling | sniggles

  1. To catch an eel by thrusting a baited hook into its den.
  2. Alternate spelling and pronunciation of snicker (corruption with giggle.) To chortle or chuckle.
  3. [obsolete] To steal something of little value; diminutive corruption of snag + diminutive suffix.

Explanation

Sniggle: A sniggle is a type of fish hook used for catching eels, using the method of sniggling.

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Google previewNotes and Queries (1894)

Sniggle is a word evidently related to it, and means to cut jaggedly. It has a wide ...

Google previewA Dictionary of the English Language (1828)

by Samuel Johnson, John Walker, Robert S. Jameson

To SNIGGLE, (snig'-gl) v. a. To catch ; to snare. To SNIP, (snip) v. a. To cut at once with scissars. SNIP, (snip) n. $. A single cut with scissars ; a small shred ; a share ; a snack. SNIPE, (snipe) n. «. A small fen fowl with a long bill.

Google previewDictionary of the Synonymous Words and Technical Terms in the English Language (1806)

by James Leslie (of Edinburgh.)

sniggle. EFFECT. s. Consequent ...

Google previewTuttle Balinese-English Dictionary (2014)

by Norbert Shadeg

sniggle (fish). ngajar-in trans move a fishhook up and down to attract fish; provoke, guide; sniggle (fish), catch a fish. ngajeg-ang nga-lahlah ngajeg-ang trans (hajeg intrans) erect, build, set up.

Google previewEncyclopaedia Perthensis; or, Universal dictionary of Knowledge. [With] Supp (1816)

by Encyclopaedia Perthensis

To SNIGGLE, v. n. • SNIGGLING is thus performed : in a warm day, when the water is lowest, take a strong small hook, tied to a string about a yard long ; and then irto one of the holes, where an eel may hide herself, with the help of a short stick ...

Google previewThe National Standard Dictionary (1883)

A Pronouncing Lexicon of the English Language

SNIGGLE, '-gl, v.a., to snare; to figh for eels. SNTP, snip, v.a., to clip.— s., a single cut with scissors; a small shred.

Google previewA Comprehensive Pronouncing and Explanatory Dictionary of the English Language (1831)

With Pronouncing Vocabularies of Classical and Scripture Proper Names by Joseph Emerson Worcester

Sniggle, v. n. to fish for eels.

Google previewEncyclopaedia Londinensis, Or, Universal Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and Literature (1828)

SNIGGLE,. v. n. To. fish,. for. eels—Sniggling. is. thus performed: in a warm day, when the water is lowest, take a strong small hook, tied to a string about a yard long; and then into one of the holes, where an eel may hide herself, with the help ...

Google previewA Compleat English Dictionary Oder Vollständig Englisch-Deutsches Wörterbuch, Anfänglich Von --- Hrsg. U. Verb. Von Anton Ernst Klausing. Etc. 4. Aufl (1771)

To Sniggle, prendre des anguilles avec l' hamegun, Aale mit der Angel fangen. Sniggling, troublement deau, aquarum agitatio, das ...

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Sniggle Meaning

Video shows what sniggle means. To catch an eel by thrusting a baited hook into its den.. Alternate spelling and pronunciation of snicker (corruption with giggle.)

Scrabble value of S1N1I1G2G2L1E1

The value of this 7-letter word is 9 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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