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    Beetling

    Hello,

    Can anybody tell me in what sense the word beetling is used in the text below?

    There was a light wind rustling the dry leaves, and a first faint nip offrost. Bonfires, in hidden gardens and back-yards, were spreading a bluish hazeand a sharp racy smell. But Miss Snell did not notice them. Though her own aimand project remained veiled from her, she went ‘beetling’ along in quite adetermined, unhesitating fashion—lost, actually, in a troubled maze of doubtsand questionings, yet outwardly, to all appearances, intently pressing towardsa familiar and appointed goal.

    Not There, John Metcalfe, 1948

    Thank you very much.
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    Re: Beetling

    See the definition of 'beetle# (verb) at http://www.collinsdictionary.com/dic...english/beetle

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