Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)

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SPURKLE, v. To wriggle, make small struggling movements like a fractious child or a caught fish (Dmf. 1929–71).

[Variant of Spartle, with formal influence from spurkle, Spurtle. Cf. also Spurl.]

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