American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Zoology A periwinkle.
- v. Chiefly British To pry, extract, or force from a place or position. Often used with out.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Any one of various marine spiral gastropods, especially, in the United States, either of two species of Fulgar (F. canaliculata and F. carica).
- n. The penis, especially that of a boy rather than that of a man.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. Any periwinkle.
- n. Any one of various marine spiral gastropods, esp., in the United States, either of two species of Fulgar (Fulgar canaliculata, and Fulgar carica).
- v. gleam or glow intermittently
- v. remove or displace from a position
- n. small edible marine snail; steamed in wine or baked
- n. edible marine gastropod
- v. emit or reflect light in a flickering manner
- From winkle1 (from the process of extracting periwinkles from their shells). (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“June 21st, 2006 at 6: 12 pm oldtree says: and the turd hagel voted against protecting our soldiers again today likes war hates our troops this piece of garbage doesn’t know upon whom to practice fellatio unless instructed and this winkle is against catchy phrases? why? because he didn’t make them up? war criminal”
“Nathless, my little sweetheart L2, is jolly unhappy; my 'little boy', who one day will out-rank the naughty 'Iron-Duke' - who should remember that on a number of occasions I did his bath-time - yes, I remember a tiny little 'winkle', a very tiny little 'winkle' actually, that simply would not stand-up to be washed.”
“That they use tools we've known about for ages – sticks to winkle grubs out of holes, rocks to break shells etc.”
“It was a close-run thing with five first‑rate goals before Laurance Wilson, the Shrimps' left-back, hit a Rovers post, then headed an inviting corner over and Jason Price, in added time, shot at Scott Bevan in Rovers' goal with time to pick his spot and winkle out a point.”
“Ilona loves him too much; she wants to possess him completely, to winkle out "the secret of his soul.”
“Maybe it has to be read five or six or ten times before the reader can winkle out all the tricks.”
“They had to get a short stick by pulling up a string, use that stick to winkle out a long stick from a toolbox, and then use the long stick to extract food from a hole.”
“For those of you that haven't been following the budget series, this is our ongoing attempt to winkle out the best places to eat for under £10 a head, in various locations across Britain.”
“By that account, Capello and his staff were not trying to winkle the 31‑year‑old midfielder out of Anfield at all costs since they were doubtful that he could be of service after failing to start a match for six months following surgery.”
“• Meanwhile, efforts to winkle out the Financial Services Authority's report on the near-collapse of RBS have been thwarted so far by the lofty insistence of the FSA chairman, Lord Adair Turner, that publication would "add little, if anything, to our understanding" of the crisis.”
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