1916J.M. OrpenReminisc. (1964) 314They said these men would ‘konkel’ (intrigue) with the natives.
1974Informant, GrahamstownIt’s much easier to konkel when there isn’t a bright light on you.
To plot or intrigue.
Hence konkelingverbal noun.
1985J. Malcomess inE. Prov. Herald 20 Mar. 4Quite obviously, there has been a lot of ‘konkeling’. The alternative is that they have gone behind the scenes and used the big stick...I would love to be a fly on the wall when that ‘konkeling’ takes place or when that big stick is wielded. One wonders what is offered.
1994C.W. Eglin on TV1, 15 Aug.The process [of constitution-making] has also got to be transparent. It mustn’t be seen that there was a bit of konkeling behind closed doors.
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