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croodle

croodle \croo"dle\ (kr[=oo]"d'l), v. i. [Cf. Cruddle, Crudle.]

  1. To cower or cuddle together, as from fear or cold; to lie close and snug together, as pigs in straw. [Prov. Eng.]
    --Wright.
    --Forby.

    A dove to fly home to her nest and croodle there.
    --C. Kingsley.

  2. To fawn or coax. [Obs.]

  3. To coo. [Scot.]

Wiktionary
croodle

vb. 1 (context UK dialect obsolete English) To cower or cuddle together, as from fear or cold; to lie close and snug together, as pigs in straw. 2 (context UK dialect obsolete English) To fawn or coax. 3 (context Scotland dialect obsolete English) To coo.

Usage examples of "croodle".

There were the childher croodled around Bridget, who sat with the youngest asleep in her lap before the fire, rocking back an' forth, an' she crooning a happy, continted baby song.

  There were the childher croodled around Bridget, who sat with the youngest asleep in her lap before the fire, rocking back an' forth, an' she crooning a happy, continted baby song.

As soon as he had gone inside and lit his lamp, the screams were replaced by happy little croodling sounds and a couple of dinosaur noises.