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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.


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]


  1. ^ 1349: "Collingwood picks up the first run after lunch with a nurdle to wide mid-on."
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  3. ^ Wall Street Journal, July 29, 2010, "Colgate, GlaxoSmithKline, Set to Battle Over Toothpaste ‘Nurdle’"