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First published 1956 (SND Vol. IV).
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GRUFELING, adv. In phr. to be grufeling, “to lie close wrapped up, and in a comfortable-looking manner; used in ridicule” (Rxb. 1825 Jam.).

[An extended use of O.Sc. grufling, adv., prostrate, 16th c. Cf. Grooflins, gruflins.]

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