elbowing

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Verb[edit]

elbowing

  1. present participle of elbow

Noun[edit]

elbowing (plural elbowings)

  1. A nudge or jostle with the elbow.
    • 1832, Thomas Carlyle, "Boswell's Life of Johnson", in Fraser's Magazine
      To Johnson Life was as a Prison, to be endured with heroic faith: to Hume it was little more than a foolish Bartholomew-Fair Show-booth, with the foolish crowdings and elbowings of which it was not worth while to quarrel []
    • 1849, Thomas Burbidge, Mnemeion:
      But in the elbowings of the noisy throng
      There is no calm for holiness like thine.

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