tweedle

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tweedle (third-person singular simple present tweedles, present participle tweedling, simple past and past participle tweedled)

  1. (obsolete, UK, dialect) to twist
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Halliwell to this entry?)
  2. (obsolete) To handle lightly; said with reference to awkward fiddling.
  3. (obsolete, by extension) To influence as if by fiddling; to coax; to allure.
    • Addison
      A fiddler brought in with him a body of lusty young fellows, whom he had tweedled into the service.
  4. (mistakenly?) to twiddle

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