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wriggling


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Wriggle  \Wrig"gle\,  v.  i.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Wriggled};  p.  pr  &  vb 
  n.  {Wriggling}.]  [Freq.  of  wrig,  probably  from  OE  wrikken  to 
  move  to  and  fro;  cf  LG  wriggeln  D.  wrikken  Sw  vricka 
  Dan.  vrikke.] 
  To  move  the  body  to  and  fro  with  short,  writhing  motions, 
  like  a  worm;  to  squirm;  to  twist  uneasily  or  quickly  about 
 
  Both  he  and  successors  would  often  wriggle  in  their 
  seats,  as  long  as  the  cushion  lasted.  --Swift. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  wriggling 
  adj  :  having  a  twisting  or  snake-like  or  worm-like  motion; 
  "squirming  boys";  "wiggly  worms";  "writhing  snakes" 
  [syn:  {squirming},  {twisting},  {wiggling},  {wiggly},  {wriggly}, 
  {writhing}] 




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