spuggy

spuggy

(ˈspʊɡɪ) or

spug

n, pl spuggies or spugs
(Animals) dialect Northeast English a house sparrow. Compare speug
[variant of Scottish sprug, of obscure origin]
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Becki, as we knew her, then had corkscrew ginger curls that earned her the nickname Spuggy after the popular character in TV show Byker Grove.
Remembering her sister Alison Holmes' brave fight with liver cancer, and having also known Spuggy, Sheila was determined to help Craig and his pals.
Spuggy, alias Charlie Wardell, was chief clown with Billy Smart's Circus.
The sire chosen was Droopys Vieri, by whom she threw not only Wing Man but also open winners Fintans Gwennie and Ludworth Spuggy.
After Spuggy (Paul Rider) kidnapped and threatened the loathsome Big Vinnie (John Forgeham), they didn't take him into custody.
Although these particular miners, Ralph, Tony, Steve, Barry and a very strange would-be Australian Aborigine called Spuggy with an impressive didgeridoo, needed the money after their colliery was closed down.
It was really emotional and there were tears shed but I think Spuggy would have loved it.
I've never seen it, but by all accounts, the boys themselves own every last tape of the series, so I'm hoping they might run me off a box set when I'm old enough to understand the struggles of Spuggy and the rest of the Grovers.
William Hill (Laurels): 9 4 Fear Haribo, 3 Clash Harmonica, 7 Delwood Senior, 8 Ballymac Pires, 12 Bat On, Toms View, 16 Manic Mile, Panther Patrol, 20 Rhincrew Stevie, 25 Cor-rough Blue, Dal cash Sweettea, Delwood Burrow, Emerging Force, Lodgeview Pete, Womble, 33 Lambstown Blue, Noirs Duke, Roman Courier, 40 Em-porio Regal, Fantasy Tiger, Nevada Blue, 50 Nikita Cash, Tell Ya That, Two Cool Cats, 66 Auburn Wonder, Bangor April, Gawdblessya, Haliska Randi, Ludworth Spuggy, Spread The News, 150 Brompton Boy, Captain Control, Despot Dave, 200 Combridge Storm, Droopys Lehmann, Dunromin Dream
Along with burning Airfix models, poking a dead spuggy with a stick, or getting the security man off a building site to chase you - it simply didn't get any better than that.
Ms Haynes said: "Wherever Spuggy was, he was always popular.