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wiggly

[wig-lee] /ˈwɪg li/
adjective, wigglier, wiggliest.
1.
wiggling:
a wiggly child.
2.
undulating; wavy:
a wiggly line.
Origin of wiggly
1900-1905
First recorded in 1900-05; wiggle + -y1
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  • Then he came to a lot of kind of wiggly things that went down with him.

    Here and Now Story Book Lucy Sprague Mitchell
  • The medico who ran the electro-cardiograph refused to make sense, after the fifth trials, out of the wiggly marks on his graphs.

    Cue for Quiet Thomas L. Sherred
  • Bunny was so interesting with her long ears and her wiggly nose, that Bobby stayed fifteen minutes, watching her.

    Bobby of Cloverfield Farm Helen Fuller Orton
  • Red verticals are five-minute intervals, the wiggly black horizontal line is the radioactivity level.

    Planet of the Damned Harry Harrison
  • It deserves the name, all right,” commented Spider Sexton, “for I never saw such a wiggly stream in all my born days.

  • "Something warm and wiggly inside of it," answered Ben, stooping to examine the contents of the little scarlet bundle.

  • And then, just as the snake was going to eat the tarts Jumpo threw the sharp burr at the wiggly, crawly creature.

    Jacko and Jumpo Kinkytail Howard R. Garis
  • I wonder if Sammy Pinkney was here, if he would feel much like being a pirate on this wiggly boat?

  • So it isn't exactly a go-as-you-please place, and if you shut your eyes it still seems the wiggly hotel that we expected.

    Howards End E. M. Forster
  • But what does he mean by the wiggly looking mark before the word center?

    The Gold Girl James B. Hendryx

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