guddle

guddle
/gud"l/, v., guddled, guddling, n. Scot.
v.t.
1. to catch (fish) by groping with the hands, as under rocks or along a riverbank.
v.i.
2. to grope for fish under stones, along a riverbank, etc.
n.
3. Informal. a muddled affair; mix-up; confusion.
[1810-20; prob. imit.]

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