Definitions

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  • v. Present participle of peenge.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • If Hiltz were bewailing the fact that the Canadian government is somehow preventing the myriad of good works that the Anglican Church of Canada is eager to perform if only the right-wing government of Stephen Harper would allow it to, his peenging might make at least a modicum of sense.

    The Anglican Church of Canada: a political special interest group « Anglican Samizdat

  • “God and Mary with you,” Doyler said in a peenging voice.

    At Swim, Two Boys

  • And then some of the company at Gilsland tells her that the estate was to be sell’d; and ye wad hae thought she had taen an ill will at Miss Lucy Bertram frae that moment, for mony a time she cried to me, “O Becky, if that useless peenging thing o’ a lessie there at Ellangowan, that canna keep her ne’er-do-weel father within bounds—if she had been but a led-bairn, they couldna hae sell’d the auld inheritance for that fool-body’s debts!

    Chapter XXXIX

  • And then some of the company at Gilsland tells her that the estate was to be sell'd; and ye wad hae thought she had taen an ill will at Miss Lucy Bertram frae that moment, for mony a time she cried to me, "O Becky, O Becky, if that useless peenging thing o 'a lassie there at Ellangowan, that canna keep her ne'er-do-weel father within bounds -- if she had been but a lad-bairn they couldna hae sell'd the auld inheritance for that fool-body's debts"; and she would rin on that way till I was just wearied and sick to hear her ban the puir lassie, as if she wadna hae been a lad-bairn and keepit the land if it had been in her will to change her sect.

    Guy Mannering, Or, the Astrologer — Volume 02

  • O Becky, if that useless peenging thing o’ a lassie there at

    Guy Mannering

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  • JM is never one for peenging and wishes people would stop pointing at him and saying he is!

    May 3, 2010