What's the meaning of "ley sniveled" and in this sentence? He ley sniveled. I know that "sniveled" comes from the verb "to snivel", but I've never seen "ley" written anywhere. Thank you in advance!
Oct 12, 2012 7:28 PM
Answers · 3
'Sniveling' is being nervous or suppressing tears. 'Ley' I would think just means lay. I suspect JKR used this word because of its mythological connections, such as in 'ley lines' (lines joining ancient monuments or religious sites) and because it sounds like lay. (It is a homophone).
October 12, 2012
In original: "Dud ley snieveled". It's just misprint - excessive whitespace. Correct phrase: "Dudley snieveled".
December 12, 2015
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