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Niggle lost interest in his other pictures; or else he took them and tacked them on to the edges of his great picture.
In the introductory note in an early edition of Tree and Leaf, Tolkien explains one of the major influences for the story "Leaf by Niggle.
I came through the fitness test all right but then just felt the niggle a little bit in the first half.
Packwood, a centre-half by trade, was also beset by niggles.
As the following sequence of parallels shows, Tolkien re-tells the basic Everyman story in "Leaf by Niggle.
Carly Philpott, who is supervising the Classic preparation of Martin White's star, said yesterday: "We got him checked over on Wednesday following his run at Coventry over the weekend, and a little niggle was found.
I was getting a little niggle, like I did after I went over the ankle last season, and wanted to get the injection before the new season.
Macey broke down in tears at a press conference in Gothenburg yesterday, revealing he had picked up a groin niggle which might ruin his chances of adding another major medal to the Commonwealth gold he won in March.
Newmarket-based Mrs Wadham said: "Hopefully she'll start cantering at the weekend but we are not quite sure where we are going with her because when you have one niggle you tend to get another niggle so we are going to make sure we have her right before we decide.
I've now covered 17,000 miles in six months and feel duty-bound to tell you that I've hadn't a single glitch, niggle, clonk or clatter.
Kasprowicz explained the reason why he refers to this problem as niggle worm.