noun: A periwinkle, any of various mollusks with a spiral shell.
verb tr.: To extract with effort or difficulty.

ETYMOLOGY: For noun: Of uncertain origin.
For verb: From the process of extracting a periwinkle from its shell with a pin for eating its meat.
Earliest documented use: 1585.

INKLE - the first faint glimmer of an idea

WINKE - a Deutche Pac-Man ghost

WINKALE - triumph at the Organic Vegetable fair