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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of earwig.

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Examples

  • And according to a costuming chap I once earwigged on, Martin Shaw rolls up his sleeves in every production because he believes his forearms to be particularly attractive.

    Spooky

  • Uliba went on sobbing, and Masteeat frowned at me as though becoming aware that the family squabble was being earwigged by this foreigner.

    Flashman on the March

  • 'It was hardly undercover/he went on. 1 just went to a few games, drank in a few pubs and earwigged a few conversations.

    Be My Enemy

  • He gained his end; saw the new will signed; earwigged the lawyer; and kept a copy of it.

    The Complete Prose Works of Martin Farquhar Tupper

  • Suppose he was to do all this, and besides to blow upon a plant we've all been in, more or less -- of his own fancy; not grabbed, trapped, tried, earwigged by the parson and brought to it on bread and water, -- but of his own fancy; to please his own taste; stealing out at nights to find those most interested against us, and peaching to them.

    Oliver Twist

  • Suppose he was to do all this, and besides to blow upon a plant we’ve all been in, more or less — of his own fancy; not grabbed, trapped, tried, earwigged by the parson and brought to it on bread and water, — but of his own fancy; to please his own taste; stealing out at nights to find those most interested against us, and peaching to them.

    Oliver Twist

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