from The Century Dictionary.
- noun Same as
- A dialectal variant of
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun Any periwinkle.
- noun Any one of various marine spiral gastropods, esp., in the United States, either of two species of Fulgar (
Fulgar canaliculata, and Fulgar carica).
- noun a European spinose marine shell (
Murex erinaceus). See Illust.of Murex.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- noun Any one of various
marinespiral gastropods, especially, in the United States, either of two species of Fulgar (F. canaliculata and F. carica).
- noun The
penis, especially that of a boy rather than that of a man.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- verb gleam or glow intermittently
- verb remove or displace from a position
- noun small edible marine snail; steamed in wine or baked
- noun edible marine gastropod
- verb emit or reflect light in a flickering manner
Sorry, no etymologies found.
June 21st, 2006 at 6: 12 pm oldtree says: and the turd hagel voted against protecting our soldiers again today likes war hates our troops this piece of garbage doesn’t know upon whom to practice fellatio unless instructed and this winkle is against catchy phrases? why? because he didn’t make them up? war criminal
Nathless, my little sweetheart L2, is jolly unhappy; my 'little boy', who one day will out-rank the naughty 'Iron-Duke' - who should remember that on a number of occasions I did his bath-time - yes, I remember a tiny little 'winkle', a very tiny little 'winkle' actually, that simply would not stand-up to be washed.
Army Rumour Service 2010
By that account, Capello and his staff were not trying to winkle the 31‑year‑old midfielder out of Anfield at all costs since they were doubtful that he could be of service after failing to start a match for six months following surgery.
Ilona loves him too much; she wants to possess him completely, to winkle out "the secret of his soul."
A Hungarian Novelist's Literature of Fidelity Eric Ormsby 2011
• Meanwhile, efforts to winkle out the Financial Services Authority's report on the near-collapse of RBS have been thwarted so far by the lofty insistence of the FSA chairman, Lord Adair Turner, that publication would "add little, if anything, to our understanding" of the crisis.
Hugh Muir's diary 2011
For those of you that haven't been following the budget series, this is our ongoing attempt to winkle out the best places to eat for under £10 a head, in various locations across Britain.
It was a close-run thing with five first‑rate goals before Laurance Wilson, the Shrimps' left-back, hit a Rovers post, then headed an inviting corner over and Jason Price, in added time, shot at Scott Bevan in Rovers' goal with time to pick his spot and winkle out a point.
Maybe it has to be read five or six or ten times before the reader can winkle out all the tricks.
That they use tools we've known about for ages – sticks to winkle grubs out of holes, rocks to break shells etc.
They had to get a short stick by pulling up a string, use that stick to winkle out a long stick from a toolbox, and then use the long stick to extract food from a hole.