- n. Plural form of winkle.
“Arrived at the fish-market, conger eels as big as Win's wrist, and four or five feet long, crabs two feet across the shells, lobsters blue rather than green, enormous scallops, huge stacks of oysters, cockles and snails, the so-called winkles, greeted the astonished eyes of the young people.”
“The former are conchlike in texture, the "winkles" teeny and sweet.”
“What we did have were Winklers (or "winkles" to use a term of more intimate endearment).”
“It is safe to eat lobsters, crabs and winkles, which are not filter feeders, at any time.”
“Having closed for two years, she's just re-opened, still serving crab and lobster straight off her father's West Bay fishing boat, the Ellie Joe, plus locally sourced whelks, scallops, winkles, fresh prawns and crayfish.”
“She surfs on the riffs of the play and she winkles out its humour.”
“Most of our summer in the tiny, picturesque port town of Le Conquet on the Brittany coast was spent wandering in and out of the noisy market stalls, buying scoops of winkles, whelks, huge, plump crabs right out of the ocean.”
“Here is where black pudding sits on polenta, winkles meet pasta and truffles get on with cuttlefish.”
“Why, my uncle slipped in the rain in Covent Garden after a spot of winkles and buttermilk.”
“Who winkles me forth from my home inside the river?”
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