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  • n. a small gardening tool used to loosen soil, consisting of a handle and long thin spatula


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  • "A genuine Clarence Elliott widger - an invaluable pocket gadget for innumerable uses in the Garden and elsewhere -- widging out small weeds, or dibbing in seedlings, or even winkling open the morning mail." Advertisement in the British agricultural quarterly The Countryman, Autumn, 1957, p. 407.

    October 2, 2009