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  • v. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of twiddle.


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  • Sounds pretty good to me - may I suggest just a couple of "twiddles"?

    My dad asks for a public inquiry

  • Caravaggio's Saint John the Baptist is depicted as a brooding young seductive half naked teen boy wrapped delicately in crimson clothe as he twiddles his walking stick in "Saint John the Baptist in the Wilderness."

    Tom Rhodes: Caravaggio: A Renaissance Badass In Fort Worth

  • Printer issues: I have a HP Photosmart C4795 that all the sudden won't copy - when I try the scanner light doesn't even come on and the machine just twiddles its thumbs.

    Personal Tech Live with Rob Pegoraro

  • While our resources are being depleted and our schools, hospitals and social services are being overwhelmed, legal immigrants and citizens are being attacked, robbed and cheated, our environment destroyed, congress twiddles its thumbs.

    Natl. Poll: More favor than oppose Arizona immigration law

  • A, he watches paint dry; B, he stares at the ceiling; or C, he twiddles his thumbs?

    Film Producer Jerry Weintraub Plays Not My Job

  • Indeed, apart from a few twiddles of the knobs - fiddling about with the NHS and schools, for example - you will get identical programmes.

    Tony Blair: The Next Labour Prime Minister?

  • Most of us, I suspect, picture a fellow in a white coat who squints into a microscope, twiddles a knob, and says, Eureka!

    No You Can

  • Hoffman will collect about £500,000 in salary and pension contributions while he twiddles his thumbs.

    Will Gary Hoffman bury his Northern Rock secrets in the garden?

  • There are as few twiddles and curly-wigs as possible about the cover, and I have asked the publishers to leave out the weird initials and queer reminders of nightmares with which bilious and decadent illustrators deface books nowadays. —

    A Different Stripe:

  • Then she ignores the friend to carry on a conversation with an unseen third party while the friend twiddles his thumbs and waits.

    One Simple Act


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