Posted by ESC on December 15, 2003
CROGGLED -- I found this word, new to me, in a mystery: "'Oh,' I said, croggled by the notion'" from "Aunt Dimity's Good Deed" by Nancy Atherton (Penguin Books, New York, 1996), Page 161.
Searching online I found this information:
Croggled -- Surprised/dazed/brought up short. From www.smithway.org/fstuff/termsC-E.html
croggle (v.) antedating 1959 Leah Zeldes submitted a 1959 cite from Fancyclopedia II. We would like cites of any date from other sources.
croggled (adj.) antedating 1962 Keith Stokes submitted a 1962 cite from "A Key to the Terminology of S-F Fandom". Keith Stokes submitted a 1966 cite from Bob Tucker's "A Neo-Fan's Guide to Science Fiction Fandom". Sue Surova submitted a cite for the form "becroggled" from a 1982 reprint of Marion Zimmer Bradley's 1980 article "A Darkover Retrospective". We would like cites of any date from other sources. From "SF Fandom Citations for the OED" at http://www.jessesword.com/SF/sf_fan.shtml Accessed December 15, 2003.