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  • v. Present participle of earwig.


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  • If he identifies himself as an Ashes fast bowler this summer then Angus Fraser, his director of cricket at Middlesex, might reflect on a gentle earwigging from his dad a month ago and deem it worthwhile.

    England's Steven Finn at home but Ajmal Shahzad has capital capers

  • He'd been earwigging on our conversation and asked me what it was all about.

    The Beagle Project on the BBC and cut dead by creationists on a train.

  • From shamelessly earwigging the author's conversation with her friend we learnt the following facts:

    Advances -- part 2

  • As an investigative hack, Parlabane was a ninth-dan blackbelt in the art of earwigging, but he had soon learned there was little need to be surreptitious about it in a place where nobody would ever describe discretion as the better part of valour.

    Boiling a Frog

  • A waitress breezed by, and Steff ordered a bottle of Dos Equis (the nearest thing he could get to McEwan's Export; it was dark and rough) in a near-whisper, diligently earwigging the conversation on his right.

    Not the End of the World

  • I can imagine a young ant getting a severe earwigging from one of the major-domos for its stupidity.

    The Naturalist in Nicaragua

  • Mr Culpepper, the purser, was my abomination -- a nasty, earwigging, flattering, bowing old rogue.

    Percival Keene

  • She was even with her hubby, the Labour wa it loads of calls, all work related (yes I was big style earwigging), and I was quite impressed that they were travelling cattle class.

    Army Rumour Service

  • At the meeting itself, 29 countries backed the trade plan, moribund though it was, and Mexico's president gave Mr Chávez a public earwigging.

    European Tribune

  • Just earwigging from the far side of the office, looks like Dave Fanning comes back to 2FM next Monday from 7 ... icedcoffee Is that the one that has the new world's biggest commercial airliner?

    The Pointy Adventures Of Jean-Claude Supremo


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