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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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alongside him twiddled his fiddled faders But Kev and Terry - or was it Frank and Paul (I had to ask them three times which was which) - were smashing guests and, after a panicked hour, I'd reached the 7 o'clock news without too much airwave carnage.
I get furious if the string is twiddled round the handle.
Fast-ground horses have either reluctantly plodded through the mud or twiddled their hooves at home due to the testing ground that has been so common this summer, but will today get a chance to show their true form and the best of those run in this EUR37,500 event with the 105-rated The Reaper topping the weights.
Twiddled my thumbs on a train for five and a half hours.