sniggle


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snig·gle

 (snĭg′əl)
v. snig·gled, snig·gling, snig·gles
v.intr.
To fish for eels by thrusting a baited hook into their hiding places.
v.tr.
To catch (an eel) in this manner.

[From dialectal snig, a small eel, from Middle English snigge; probably akin to snegge, a snail, akin to Old English snægl, snail.]

sniggle

(ˈsnɪɡəl)
vb
1. (Angling) (intr) to fish for eels by dangling or thrusting a baited hook into cavities
2. (Angling) (tr) to catch (eels) by sniggling
n
(Angling) the baited hook used for sniggling eels
[C17: from C15 snig young eel]
ˈsniggler n

snig•gle

(ˈsnɪg əl)

v. -gled, -gling. 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 Middle English snygge) + -le]

sniggle


Past participle: sniggled
Gerund: sniggling

Imperative
sniggle
sniggle
Present
I sniggle
you sniggle
he/she/it sniggles
we sniggle
you sniggle
they sniggle
Preterite
I sniggled
you sniggled
he/she/it sniggled
we sniggled
you sniggled
they sniggled
Present Continuous
I am sniggling
you are sniggling
he/she/it is sniggling
we are sniggling
you are sniggling
they are sniggling
Present Perfect
I have sniggled
you have sniggled
he/she/it has sniggled
we have sniggled
you have sniggled
they have sniggled
Past Continuous
I was sniggling
you were sniggling
he/she/it was sniggling
we were sniggling
you were sniggling
they were sniggling
Past Perfect
I had sniggled
you had sniggled
he/she/it had sniggled
we had sniggled
you had sniggled
they had sniggled
Future
I will sniggle
you will sniggle
he/she/it will sniggle
we will sniggle
you will sniggle
they will sniggle
Future Perfect
I will have sniggled
you will have sniggled
he/she/it will have sniggled
we will have sniggled
you will have sniggled
they will have sniggled
Future Continuous
I will be sniggling
you will be sniggling
he/she/it will be sniggling
we will be sniggling
you will be sniggling
they will be sniggling
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been sniggling
you have been sniggling
he/she/it has been sniggling
we have been sniggling
you have been sniggling
they have been sniggling
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been sniggling
you will have been sniggling
he/she/it will have been sniggling
we will have been sniggling
you will have been sniggling
they will have been sniggling
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been sniggling
you had been sniggling
he/she/it had been sniggling
we had been sniggling
you had been sniggling
they had been sniggling
Conditional
I would sniggle
you would sniggle
he/she/it would sniggle
we would sniggle
you would sniggle
they would sniggle
Past Conditional
I would have sniggled
you would have sniggled
he/she/it would have sniggled
we would have sniggled
you would have sniggled
they would have sniggled
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References in classic literature ?
bout the greatest mod'rn improvement I knows on,"--and Marks patronized his joke by a quiet introductory sniggle.
Those among the hierarchy who are so ready to chase out loyal laity, who gasp in horror at the prospect of altar girls and lay eucharistic ministers, who sniggle endlessly over inclusive language and who assert their authority by requiring congregations to kneel during the consecration, ought to be spending their time chasing down the real assaults against the body of Christ.
The sniggles from the courtroom stung like nettles.