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  • Now "sniggling" is a form of cold-blooded poaching.

    Angling Sketches

  • Last year at this time we were all sniggling about the "death of the Republican Party," but -- looking toward the midterms -- many are not so sanguine today.

    Chris Weigant: My 2009 "McLaughlin Awards" [Part 2]

  • I could have taken a vacation day - but there are those last sniggling year-end-roll-over issues that Information Systems Administrators need to watch over.

    Open morning

  • His passion was fishing — casting distractedly for roach in the river Brent or sniggling for eels in the Paddington canal.

    'The Man Who Created Sherlock Holmes:

  • I later found out that they were sniggling because the owner was drawing up a sign that said they were hiring as I walked in and inquired about employment.

    powerofrock Diary Entry

  • He set about the work at once, sniggling to himself the while, for he guessed there would be a further rumpus about this some day, and Sebastian was not without a certain pleasure in the thought of Fräulein Rottenmeier being a little disturbed.

    Heidi

  • The device still lingers in France and in a few remote parts of England in the method of catching eels which is known as "sniggling."

    Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 2, Part 1, Slice 1

  • I could hear my comrades snickering and sniggling to their women in that

    The Jacket (Star-Rover)

  • In times before the hills were drained, before the manufacturing towns were so populous, before pollution, netting, dynamiting, poisoning, sniggling, and the enormous increase of fair and unfair fishing, the border must have been the angler's paradise.

    Angling Sketches

  • Withal I suspect this weapon was meant, not for fair fishing, but for "sniggling."

    Angling Sketches

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  • Where's my 'Fishing Methods That Aren't Funny At All' list?

    October 14, 2008

  • A particular and peculiar method devised to catch eels in small ponds or streams.

    May 17, 2008