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higgeldy-piggeldy

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  • I know better what I'm doing right and what I'm doing wrong, and I'm resigned to a couple of things -- one, when it rains, the eastern end of the big box will get a major soaking thanks to run-off (with the result that things are coming up higgeldy-piggeldy), and two, Karma is going to occasionally delicately step into the box because, hey, the dog next door talks to her through the fence.

    From Twitter 07-27-2009

  • Things hadn't settled down as they did afterward, nobody knowing where he was at, and all of us shoved up to the front higgeldy-piggeldy; and, being Regulars, they gave us the heavy end of it, having to do all the fighting while the

    Love, the Fiddler

  • And because she had graduated from girl to woman between sunset and daydawn of that Death Watch, she kissed the last signature, right in the midst of the German cook's dishes, set all higgeldy-piggeldy on the oilcloth top instead of the linen cover, owing to the distraction of the night's tragedy.

    The Freebooters of the Wilderness

  • The "stuff" referred to was the priceless collection of ivory which lay higgeldy-piggeldy in the bottom of the launch just as it had been thrown in by the negroes in Barr's pay.

    The Boy Aviators in Africa

  • I was even more entranced when we made our way into the ancient walled city - I had never seen a walled city and could not believe how narrow the streets were, or how higgeldy-piggeldy the houses were.

    Cook sister!

  • hmmm, my previous post did not make it past our crack security. they must have thought that it was not an official edict. but, to z and tblue, there are standards that must be followed to the letter. an open thread, a willy-nilly, higgeldy-piggeldy sort of romp is just not how we do things at georgetown.

    Think Progress » Former White House advisor blames Hurricane Katrina

  • I think that's an ... if you would like a retarded person running the State of Alaska, just higgeldy-piggeldy. "

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  • Cool term.

    I've always seen it spelled slightly different--higgledy-piggledy. It works either way, though, I guess.

    March 6, 2008

  • How my mind works more and more frequently.

    March 6, 2008