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Waggle

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To Wággle. v.n. [wagghelen, German.] To waddle; to move from side to side.

The sport Basilius would shew to Zelmane, was the mounting of his hawk at a heron, which getting up on his waggling wings with pain, as though the air next to the earth were not fit for his great body to fly through, was now grown to diminish the sight of himself. Sidney.

Why do you go nodding and waggling so, as if hip-shot? says the goose to her gosseling. L'Estrange.

Sources: L'Estrange, Roger (131) · Sidney, Philip (140)

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