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diddle

(1)
To work with or modify in a not particularly serious manner. "I diddled a copy of ADVENT so it didn't double-space all the time." "Let's diddle this piece of code and see if the problem goes away."

See tweak and twiddle.

diddle

(2)
The action or result of diddling.

See also tweak, twiddle, frob.
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This in turn would have made Poe aware of the differences between the original Jeremy Diddler and the contemporary association of "diddling" with crime, financial panic, and the breakdown of moral order.
Peacefully on 23rd December 2010, aged 93 years, Cyril (Diddler), a much loved husband of Lily, a dearly loved dad, granda and great granda Diddler, will be sadly missed by all his family and friends.
Two prolific winning horses I recall Stuart associated with were The Diddler and Godavari.
Elsewhere, diddler Martin is setting the scene for a future episode where he gets hospitalised by Tommy, by being unable to keep his hands off Katy and being a very bad lad indeed.
CREE Lodge handler Nigel Angus saddles a double at his local venue when Light Master (Richard Hutchinson) foils a gamble on Craigellachie (J Skilling) in the Cambusdoon Maiden and The Diddler (S McDougall) makes all to land Ayr's Seafield Apprentice H'cap.
He got me a horse called The Diddler, who won around six races but was only about sixth in the Gold Cup.