to astonish, bewilder, baffle
Croggle…roughly meaning shocked into momentary physical or mental paralysis; a portmanteau-word, apparently, combining ‘crushed’ and ‘goggled’, and usually passive or reflexive in application.
Carrie Plourde’s response…croggled Libby.
Hope you’re no longer croggled by all the mundanes in 'Frisco.
And yes, he is still publishing that fanzine. Horizons is now up to its two hundred and fifth issue, a remarkable record since 1939. And he still sees himself as a miserable second-rate Lovecraft. He said so on the phone when I called him again. Sometimes Harry croggles me.
R. Eney 'Fancyclopedia II'
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