present participle of noodle4: I learned the hard way why noodling for catfish is considered dangerous.
the act of catching fish, especially catfish, with only one’s bare hands: Some states have banned noodling, citing the dangers of the activity as well as concern over sustainability of the fish populations.
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How to use noodling in a sentence
In 1998, Joel Thomas Zimmerman was 16 years old, noodling around with vintage DOS music software like Impulse Tracker.
Scott Brusaw had been noodling with the idea since he was a kid.
“Uh, I'm not going to be doing a lot of noodling,” Romney said.Will Paul Ryan Help Romney With Blue-Collar Whites? | Andrew Romano | August 27, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
I enjoy fly-fishing, but noodling, I'm afraid, I'll leave to Paul.Will Paul Ryan Help Romney With Blue-Collar Whites? | Andrew Romano | August 27, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
But doing some noodling around on my own suggests that you have to go back to 1968 to find such a result.Michael Tomasky on Mitt Romney, the Unlikable Presidential Candidate | Michael Tomasky | May 13, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
She pleased their mother by trying to teach them to read and write, and they went noodling together, or gathering wild flowers.The Black Opal | Katharine Susannah Prichard
Young ganders and any old ganders or geese which are to be marketed are used for noodling.Ducks and Geese | Harry M. Lamon
noodling geese is a method of hand feeding which has for its purpose the production of the best fattened geese.Ducks and Geese | Harry M. Lamon
British Dictionary definitions for noodling
slang aimless musical improvisation
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