Nuzzle

Nuz"zle

(nz"z'l), v. i. [Dim. fr. nose. See Nozzle.] 1. To work with the nose, like a swine in the mud.
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And nuzzling in his flank, the loving swine
Sheathed, unaware, the tusk in his soft groin.
Shak.
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He charged through an army of lawyers, sometimes . . . nuzzling like an eel in the mud.
Arbuthnot.
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2. To go with head poised like a swine, with nose down.
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Sir Roger shook his ears, and nuzzled along.
Arbuthnot.
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3. [Cf. Nuzzle, v. t., 2.] To hide the head, as a child in the mother's bosom; to nestle.
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4. To loiter; to idle. [Prov. Eng.] Halliwell.
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