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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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Bobby Morrison's The Diddler rattled off a hat-trick in 1972 (Edinburgh, Ayr and Newcastle), while two years later Godvari emulated that feat scoring at Hamilton in May by five lengths, winning the Lanimer Handicap at Lanark by seven lengths and one week later hacking up at Hamilton's Saints & Sinners meeting by five lengths.
I've leapt from the Back Entry Diddlers to a political rant in just a few paragraphs, so let's get back to memories of those bitterly cold winters of yesteryear.
He says: "I plunged into the exhilarating world of bookmakers, betters, comedians, card sharps, dopers, diddlers, film stars, fiddlers, gangsters, jockeys, journalists, leviathans, layabouts, moguls, mugs, owners, oddsmakers, photographers, phoneys, racecourse tipsters, tic-tacs, twisters, the underworld, the upper crust, veterinarians, villains - in short, the whole of racing's daily travelling circus.
Even as we hear about the latest episode in the parliamentary soap opera of flippers and diddlers, non-doms and downright swindlers, the spouses are being pushed to the front in the desperate hope that their fragrant appearance will be sweet enough to mask the stink of mucky money.
This is not the time for wannabes, diddlers and boatrockers.