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Nuzzle   Listen
verb
Nuzzle  v. i.  
1.
To work with the nose, like a swine in the mud. "And nuzzling in his flank, the loving swine Sheathed, unaware, the tusk in his soft groin." "He charged through an army of lawyers, sometimes... nuzzling like an eel in the mud."
2.
To go with head poised like a swine, with nose down. "Sir Roger shook his ears, and nuzzled along."
3.
To hide the head, as a child in the mother's bosom; to nestle.
4.
To loiter; to idle. (Prov. Eng.)






Collaborative International Dictionary of English 0.48








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"Nuzzle" Quotes from Famous Books



... giving himself a finishin' touch—and, as it had been very dry weather, he went across the straw and stuff just at the edge like of the yard. There was a pig under the straw—pigs, my dear,' turning to Clara, 'nuzzle under the straw so as you can't see them. Just as he came to this pig it started up and upset him, and he fell and straddled across its back, and the Lord have mercy on me if it didn't carry him at ...
— Clara Hopgood • Mark Rutherford

... the horse, and I saw that the poor little beast was no less than distraught with fright. What I had taken for grey streaks in his roan coat were in fact lathery flakes of sweat, and he nuzzled towards me as a horse will rarely nuzzle towards a stranger and only in extremest terror. A glance told me that he had been galloping wildly and bucking to free himself of his burden, but was now worn out and thoroughly cowed. His knees quivered as I soothed and patted him; and when I pulled out a knife to ...
— Two Sides of the Face - Midwinter Tales • Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch



Words linked to "Nuzzle" :   clutch, turn up, hold close, cling to, dig up, excavate, nestle, draw close, fondle



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