As a term of disparagement and contempt the word is also used of persons, from the idea of wriggling or creeping on the ground, partly, too, perhaps, with a reminiscence of Genesis iii.
The only sign of life was a slight wriggling of his tail.
She waved Sofia over frantically before climbing on top of the sink and wriggling through the window.
Xander smiled, enjoying the sensation of her wriggling body beneath him.
The severed part retains its muscular irritability for a short time, wriggling as if it were a living creature.
One fair-haired young soldier of the third company, whom Prince Andrew knew and who had a strap round the calf of one leg, crossed himself, stepped back to get a good run, and plunged into the water; another, a dark noncommissioned officer who was always shaggy, stood up to his waist in the water joyfully wriggling his muscular figure and snorted with satisfaction as he poured the water over his head with hands blackened to the wrists.