from The Century Dictionary.
- To writhe; struggle or twist about with more or less force; wriggle.
- noun A wriggle; a wriggling.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- intransitive verb Prov. Eng. To wriggle.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- verb UK, dialect to
squirm, wriggleor squiggle
- verb rare to
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This afternoon she was content to "scriggle" through the sketchers, and humming a little tune, she passed up to the churchyard.
Big girl as she was, Minnie always dressed her, and she would scriggle her toes so her stockings wouldn't go on, and would hop up and down so the buttons wouldn't button.
Sometimes she would come out of the house, if the steps were very full, with her own sketching paraphernalia in her hands and say, ever so coyly: "May I scriggle through?" or ask the squatters on her own steps if they could find a little corner for her.
Still, it might be better to slip away unrecognized, and, thinking it would be nice to scriggle by him and disappear in the mist, she made a tactical error in her scriggling, for she scriggled full into the light that streamed from the open door where Captain Puffin was standing.
The trap had snapped behind her: it was impossible now to scriggle away.