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bill.i.am

27th February 2013, 15:16
1A What badger does at entrance to sett, having no home. R?????S?
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andyc

27th February 2013, 15:17
rootless
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bill.i.am

27th February 2013, 15:20
Thanks Andy, ROOTLESS or ROOFLESS? Please parse.
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andyc

27th February 2013, 15:23
A badger roots for its food. So it's unlikely to do this at the entrance of the sett. Rootless means to having no roots belonging nowhere. Hope that explains it Bill.
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chrise

27th February 2013, 15:31
I hope you don't mind me butting in, andyc

A badger ROOTLES for its food, = add entrance to Sett to get ROOTLESS.
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andyc

27th February 2013, 15:33
Not at all Chris your answer is better always glad to learn something. You might have a look at Pooks below as well!
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chrise

27th February 2013, 15:35
I did look at that one andy - I can't think of anything better than yours, but the clue isn't very good if that is the explanation, is it?
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andyc

27th February 2013, 15:42
I can find rootle on the internet but not in Chambers. It gives as the second def: "root earlier wroot to turn up with the snout.........." There you go!
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chrise

27th February 2013, 15:47
I remember a very funny Mike Harding monologue where he describes using the term in America, where it was somewhat misunderstood!
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jazzgirl

27th February 2013, 16:48
I found all this rootling about quite interesting. I've just checked two old Chambers' I have in the house. Both show : "v.i. rootle - to grub".
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