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hoodling
 n.— «Dr. Wolf: “What is hoodling?” Mr. Ferrell: “That’s it, hoodling (demonstrates “Possum in a pawpaw patch, picking up pawpaws and putting them in his pocket.”).” Dr. Wolf: “That’s hoodling, is it?” Mr. Ferrell: “Yeah, that’s hoodling too, I guess. That’s hoodling too.”)» —“Hoodling Song” by James Clifton Ferrell in Memphis, Tennessee John Quincy Wolf Folklore Collection (Lyon College, Batesville, Arkansas) June 30, 1963. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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  • The word “hoodling” as an adjective comes in “Binker” a poem by AA Milne written (I guess) about 1925 … oddly (?) enough it is quoted in The God Delusion by Richard Dawkins .

    What the word means in the context of the poem I have no idea at all .

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