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Nice one

Posted by Word Camel on December 15, 2003

In Reply to: Croggled 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

: 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 Accessed December 15, 2003.

"Becroggled" is nice too.