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Cuddle  v. i.  (past & past part. cuddled; pres. part. cuddling)  To lie close or snug; to crouch; to nestle. "She cuddles low beneath the brake; Nor would she stay, nor dares she fly."






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"Cuddle" Quotes from Famous Books



... were soon seated in her large, comfortable salon, deep in conference. Before we had really begun, the singer's pet dog came bounding to greet us from another room. The tiny creature, a Mexican terrier, was most affectionate, yet very gentle withal, and content to quietly cuddle down ...
— Vocal Mastery - Talks with Master Singers and Teachers • Harriette Brower

... cried he; "I should dearly like to take you in and cuddle you. That is, if I could—if ...
— The Little Lame Prince - And: The Invisible Prince; Prince Cherry; The Prince With The Nose - The Frog-Prince; Clever Alice • Miss Mulock—Pseudonym of Maria Dinah Craik

... corpse, this first-class corpse, a look of satisfaction was visible, intense and yet subdued, which suited admirably with the air and attitude of the two heirs, tall, vigorous fellows with florid complexions, who, without overstepping the limits of a charming modesty of enjoyment, seemed to cuddle and hug themselves most comfortably ...
— The Wandering Jew, Complete • Eugene Sue

... people representing almost every condition of need and woe. The charm lies not so much in the central figure as in the adoring love of the sorrowing and the sick for the One who loves them; little children cuddle about His robe in utter contentment; a weary mother with babe at her breast, has brought her sick daughter; husband has carried a crippled wife; a woman 'that was lost' bends at the Saviour's feet in an agony of repentance; an aged, ...
— The Angel Adjutant of "Twice Born Men" • Minnie L. Carpenter

... "Why?" but then in an instant he knew why. I couldn't do anything but cuddle my cheek down against his, ...
— Us and the Bottleman • Edith Ballinger Price

... you again, my dear. There's no more school today. Let's cuddle down a little while before we go to play, And you shall tell me what you've done, and whether you've felt sad. I always hurry home because I ...
— A Jolly Jingle-Book • Various

... to herself; she fancied that to Sam Clark she sounded insane. But he chuckled, "Now you just cuddle under Sam's wing, and if anybody rubbers at you too long, I'll shoo 'em off. Here we go! Watch my smoke—Sam'l, the ladies' ...
— Main Street • Sinclair Lewis

... little laugh. "Oh, it wasn't that! I haven't been asleep at all. I generally do sleep after Hunt-Goring's cigarettes. But to-night I couldn't. They only seemed to make things worse." She sat down abruptly on the edge of the bed. "Don't cuddle me, Allegro! ...
— The Keeper of the Door • Ethel M. Dell

... entering {larval stage}, it is semi-approving; such wannabees can be annoying but most hackers remember that they, too, were once such creatures. When used of any professional programmer, CS academic, writer, or {suit}, it is derogatory, implying that said person is trying to cuddle up to the hacker mystique but doesn't, fundamentally, have a prayer of understanding what it is all about. Overuse of terms from this lexicon is often an indication of the ...
— The Jargon File, Version 4.0.0

... count on it, he'll do the handsome thing by Mrs. Lafayette, even if he keeps me on an allowance. So now, say the word, and come and cuddle up." ...
— Out of the Primitive • Robert Ames Bennet

... woman answered. "Dickie is so fussed up now his 'ittle heart is beating too hard! I must cuddle him!" ...
— Bunny Brown and His Sister Sue in the Sunny South • Laura Lee Hope

... approaches from the back-room; she is pallid, with cold, open, steel-grey eyes; her hair is not very thick, but what there is of it is an agreeable medium brown.) Ah, dear HEDDA! [She attempts to cuddle her. ...
— Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 100, April 25, 1891 • Various

... for a lover sighed not, But she wanted a faithful friend, Who would cuddle her up and care for her lot, And even her beauty defend. Oh, you lovers, whose sighs I commend, 'Pon my word, hold fast to such game, What of love Belise hates is ...
— Life, Letters, and Epicurean Philosophy of Ninon de L'Enclos, - the Celebrated Beauty of the Seventeenth Century • Robinson [and] Overton, ed. and translation.

... She meant to cuddle the child, and give him the "forty kisses" which, at last, he was ready to accept, and let him chatter of all his multitudinous interests. Then she would send him away, and begin her empty life. The page which had held a ...
— The Awakening of Helena Richie • Margaret Deland

... you, to cuddle and pet you as if you were a great big baby?" said Pride. "I wonder you don't go to your own cottage, and shut ...
— The Crown of Success • Charlotte Maria Tucker

... little boy!" said she. "Prithee, Faith, take him on thy lap and cuddle him, and dandle him well, and sing him a song o' sixpence. Oh, my little rogue, my pretty bird! well, then, it shall have a new coral, it shall—Now, Madam, pray you look on this piece of wastry! (Dear heart, but a fool and his money ...
— It Might Have Been - The Story of the Gunpowder Plot • Emily Sarah Holt

... a fond mother. At the advent of danger she often deserts her offspring and in such cases it is hardly conceivable that she ever finds it again. It is true that she is not gifted with such long "arms" as the BALAENAE wherewith to cuddle her young one to her capacious bosom while making tracks from her enemies; nor is she much "on the fight," not being so liberally furnished with jaw as the fierce and much larger bull—for this is the only species of whale in which there exists ...
— The Cruise of the Cachalot - Round the World After Sperm Whales • Frank T. Bullen

... own life in the attempt." Such was Tessie's decision, while that little scout was congratulating herself on having really saved a life "without anyone knowing who did it." She had HER secret now and it was delightful to cuddle so securely ...
— The Girl Scout Pioneers - or Winning the First B. C. • Lillian C Garis

... was a bag could beat The box possessed by Miss Pandora, 'Tis that in which there cuddle neat The tools to shape the flying Fourer. Gentlemen, watch the purple ball! Gentlemen, keep your wits in tether! Take your joy with the heart of a boy Under the dome ...
— More Cricket Songs • Norman Gale



Words linked to "Cuddle" :   embrace, embracing, nest, cuddly, nuzzle, bosom, hold close, cuddling, hold tight



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