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twiddle

(character)
The tilde character.

twiddle

(jargon)
(To make) a small or insignificant change. E.g. twiddling a program often fixes one bug and generates several new ones (see also shotgun debugging). Bits are often twiddled. Twiddling a switch or knob implies much less sense of purpose than toggling or tweaking it; see frobnicate. Bit twiddling connotes aimlessness, and at best doesn't specify what you're doing to the bit; to "toggle a bit" has a more specific meaning.
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I enjoyed making the twiddle blankets and I think the residents will use them a lot.
Favourites being twiddle muffs from our knit and natter group, and bunting and make-up bags from our sewing club.
BeeLine is a wonderful re-envisioning and the perfect first game to showcase how the Twiddle Games Network releases one game to multiple devices, in support of a single new community.
1 shows the top 1024-point architecture of FFT processor, which is composed of control unit, address generate unit, twiddle factor angle generator, adaptive recoding CORDIC (ARC) based-butterfly unit, routing network, multiplexers (Mux) and memory banks.
Opening up an early 6-2 lead, a couple of ends later, the victors scored a pair and then a panful of really good woods round the jack to lead 12-3, the next end the tables were turned with both Twiddle and Gray responding with three great woods.
Is it any wonder that these people in a position of power turned a blind eye to the disastrous actions of the greedy incompetent charlatans who've been running our banks in recent years and allowed Gordon Brown, as Chancellor, to sit back, twiddle his thumbs, and do absolutely nothing to regulate them until they had successfully ruined our economy?
Meanwhile, our council leaders don't know whether to sit on their hands or twiddle their thumbs and be dictated to by the building companies.
And, as Jane Hutt states, there is a surplus of beds, why do the consultants continue to twiddle their thumbs?
They are his most abstract works to date but are still clearly about nature: Twigs and branches twiddle through jiggled planes of pastel corals and violets, creamy yellows and verdant greens.
With only a couple of free parameters to twiddle, they predict a spectrum which matches that of [Sagittarius A*] remarkably well," Gerry K.
The woollen muffs, known as Twiddle Mits, have made an impact on patients in Teesside care homes and hospitals.