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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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She is also quite smitten with "the Diddler." As a not-so-silent protest, Cher walks up to Dip's laptop, unplugs it from the network and plays "Stand By Your Man," smugly defying the Feds.
"The Romance of a Day" demonstrates that "Jeremy Diddler" and "raising the wind" were sufficiently well known to appear without annotation in the popular press.
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.
As indicated, the DC-1 is both a diddler's delight and an audio curmudgeon's way to enjoy music as never before.
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.
That's why mischievous bids to name horses Norfolk Enchants, Oil Beef Hooked and Arfur Foulkesaycke were ruled out (as was a sincere attempt to name an Echo owned racehorse of the 1990s The Back Entry Diddler, after the famous Echo cartoon strip of the 1950s.