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v. snig·gled, snig·gling, snig·gles
To fish for eels by thrusting a baited hook into their hiding places.
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.]
1. (Angling) (intr) to fish for eels by dangling or thrusting a baited hook into cavities
2. (Angling) (tr) to catch (eels) by sniggling
(Angling) the baited hook used for sniggling eels
[C17: from C15 snig young eel]
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.
eel (late Middle English snygge
) + -le
Past participle: sniggled
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