One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
- ‘With the pace in their ranks they could do this with some menace, but after their shoogly start the Hibs rearguard didn't give them too many openings.’
- ‘The shoogly arms of a number of old women are raised in praise of God.’
- ‘I hope you like it, if not, it's handy for a shoogly table.’
- ‘A team still trying to rebuild the confidence that has been dented by a shoogly start to the season, Alloa's desires were fuelled as much by fear as ambition.’
- ‘I crossed the burn by the shoogly bridge again, before following the excellent path leading up to the Bealach Beithe.’
Middle English: probably of imitative origin.
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