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  • adj. Infested with earwigs.


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  • Hagrid sent him a bunch of earwiggy flowers that looked like yellow cabbages, and Ginny Weasley, blushing furiously, turned up with a get-well card she had made herself, which sang shrilly unless Harry kept it shut under his bowl of fruit.

    Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

  • She is not expecting Dysart until the day has well grown into its afternoon; but, book in hand, she has escaped from all possible visitors to spend a quiet hour in the old earwiggy shanty at the end of the garden, sure of finding herself safe there from interruptions.

    April's Lady A Novel

  • The English cottage has a rheumatic floor of beaten earth or tile; its rooms are few and small, and very dark; the water-supply is scanty and most inconvenient; its chimney smokes; mice and rats find secure refuge in the thatch; the masses of clinging vines make it damp and earwiggy; but what a lovely bit it is in the landscape!

    Lippincott's Magazine of Popular Literature and Science, Vol. 12, No. 32, November, 1873

  • Amy had a bower in hers, rather small and earwiggy, but very pretty to look at, with honeysuckle and morning-glories hanging their colored horns and bells in graceful wreaths all over it, tall white lilies, delicate ferns, and as many brilliant, picturesque plants as would consent to blossom there.

    Little Women

  • That frame, too, was smashed out and thrown atop of the others and the foul earwiggy quilts.

    Actions and Reactions

  • The Restaurant du Soleil, where the marriage feast was held, was an earwiggy hostelry on the outskirts of the town, sheltered from the prying roadway by a screen of green lattice and a series of _tonnelles_, the dusty arbours, each furnished with table and chairs, beloved of

    The Belovéd Vagabond

  • You lived in the white-washed cottage, all honeysuckle and clematis without -- earwiggy and damp within, maybe.

    Second Thoughts of an Idle Fellow

  • The morning after Brian left, she came waddling out to the adorable, earwiggy, rose-covered summer-house that I'd annexed as a private sitting room.

    Everyman's Land

  • 'It is all settled; let us return,' said Amanda, appearing at last with an air of triumph, having appeased the old lady by eating green currants, and admiring an earwiggy arbour, commanding a fine view of a marsh where frogs were piping and cool mists rising as the sun set.

    Shawl-Straps A Second Series of Aunt Jo's Scrap-Bag

  • a summer-house, but it's so earwiggy that we leave it alone ...

    Tom and Some Other Girls A Public School Story


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