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trout tickling

[ trout-tik-ling ]
/ ˈtraʊt ˈtɪk lɪŋ /
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noun

the practice of stroking a trout’s underbelly with one’s fingers until it goes into a trancelike state, after which the fish can be taken from the water and tossed onto land: often contested as more mythical than actual, the practice has been written of and embellished on since ancient times: She was an old poacher who showed us the art of trout tickling and literally saved us from starvation.

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Origin of trout tickling

First recorded in Englsh before 1600

OTHER WORDS FROM trout tickling

trout tick·ler, noun
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