nurdle

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English[edit]

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Verb[edit]

nurdle (third-person singular simple present nurdles, present participle nurdling, simple past and past participle nurdled)

  1. (cricket) To score runs by gently nudging the ball into vacant areas of the field.[1]
  2. (conversation) To gently waffle or muse on a subject which one clearly knows little about.

Noun[edit]

nurdle (plural nurdles)

  1. (cricket) Such a shot.
  2. A cylindrical shaped pre-production plastic pellet used in manufacturing and packaging.
  3. A blob of toothpaste shaped like a wave, often depicted on toothpaste packaging.[2][3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/cricket/england/6668549.stm 1349: "Collingwood picks up the first run after lunch with a nurdle to wide mid-on."
  2. ^ http://www.doubletongued.org/index.php/dictionary/nurdle/
  3. ^ http://blogs.wsj.com/law/2010/07/29/colgate-glaxosmithkline-set-to-battle-over-toothpaste-nurdle/ Wall Street Journal, July 29, 2010, "Colgate, GlaxoSmithKline, Set to Battle Over Toothpaste ‘Nurdle’"

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