verb (used with object), win·kled, win·kling.
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Examples from the Web for winkle
He turned again to the path, when a second time the cry sounded, 'Rip van Winkle!The Strange Story Book|Mrs. Andrew Lang
This had been told to all—no doubt by Winkle himself—many times over.Pickwickian Studies|Percy Fitzgerald
“Yes, they are,” replied Mr. Winkle, looking very earnestly towards the spot where his friends were stationed.The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club, v. 2(of 2)|Charles Dickens
Now, have the goodness to tell the gentlemen of the jury what you mean by that, Mr. Winkle.'The Pickwick Papers|Charles Dickens
"Never mind touching your hat, Sam," said Mr. Winkle hastily.Story Hour Readings: Seventh Year|E.C. Hartwell
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Word Origin and History for winkle
edible mollusk, 1580s, shortening of periwinkle (n.2).