WPLN listener Chris from Monteagle, TN, has a definition that’s lost its word.
When I was in the navy fifty years ago, a friend whose father worked at the Museum of Natural History said that his father had come across a word in the unabridged dictionary that meant “to twitch nervously at one’s coverlet” but he lost the reference, and never found the word again. Do any of your sources know of this word?
At Says You! we use lots of references but haven’t been able to find this mystery word. So, we’re turning to our listeners to crowdsource. Do any of you know a word which means “to twitch nervously at one’s coverlet?” Any ideas on the source? Let us know!