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  • verb Present participle of nigger.

Etymologies

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nigger +‎ -ing

Examples

  • It is said that young Daniel disliked this toil very much, and was among the earliest to devise "niggering," as it was called.

    The New England Magazine, Volume 1, No. 5, Bay State Monthly, Volume 4, No. 5, May, 1886

  • Thus, after felling the trees, instead of chopping them into lengths, for the purpose of facilitating the operation of piling them preparatory to burning, which would have cost him too much labour, he resorted to the practice of "niggering," as it is called; which is simply laying light pieces of round timber across the trunks of the trees, and setting fire to them at the point of contact, by which means the trees are slowly burned through.

    Roughing It in the Bush

  • Thus, after felling the trees, instead of chopping them into lengths, for the purpose of facilitating the operation of piling them preparatory to burning, which would have cost him too much labour, he resorted to the practice of "niggering," as it is called; which is simply laying light pieces of round timber across the trunks of the trees, and setting fire to them at the point of contact, by which means the trees are slowly burned through.

    Roughing It in the Bush

  • It was as dull as a hoe, and we were very weak, so that it was slow work "niggering off" -- (as the boys termed it) a cut of the log.

    Andersonville

  • It was as dull as a hoe, and we were very weak, so that it was slow work "niggering off" -- (as the boys termed it) a cut of the log.

    Andersonville — Volume 3

  • 'Is this nigger fishing, or is this fish niggering?'

    The Poison Belt

  • 'Is this nigger fishing, or is this fish niggering?'

    The Poison Belt

  • But now you all talk of giving up, and say you've proved that there's no good in the place, what's the use of my niggering away by myself? "

    The Peril Finders

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