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Tweedle  v. t.  (Written also twidle)  
To handle lightly; said with reference to awkward fiddling; hence, to influence as if by fiddling; to coax; to allure. "A fiddler brought in with him a body of lusty young fellows, whom he had tweedled into the service."
To twist. (Prov. Eng.)

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"Tweedle" Quotes from Famous Books

... a gate, dursn't tweedle, dursn't go on a slide, dursn't stop a girl hittin' her. She can do nowt but go about thinkin' herself somebody. 'The Lady of the Lake.' Yah!" ...
— Sons and Lovers • David Herbert Lawrence

... only require saucepans and boiler lids to look exactly like Tweedle-dum and Tweedle-dee arrayed for battle. I say, Geraldine, how am I going to flee up a tree with all that on—and snow-shoes to boot-s," he added shamelessly, ...
— The Danger Mark • Robert W. Chambers

... was burning, poets all agree, Nero sat playing on his tweedle-dee; So Kennett,[3] when he saw sedition ripe, And London ...
— The Mirror of Literature, Amusement, and Instruction, Vol. 17, No. - 482, March 26, 1831 • Various

... sacred pleasure, I have been inhabiting the most abstract realms of heroic sentiment, living on the most diluted moonshine, and spinning out elaborately all those charming and seraphic distinctions between tweedle-dum and tweedle-dee with which these ecstatic creatures delight themselves in certain stages of affaires ...
— The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 4, No. 24, Oct. 1859 • Various

... two. Molly, then taking a thigh bone in her hand, fell in among the flying ranks, and dealing her blows with great liberality on either side, overthrew the carcass of many a mighty hero and heroine. Recount, O muse, the names of those who fell on this fatal day. First Jemmy Tweedle felt on his hinder head the direful bone. Him the pleasant banks of sweetly winding Stour had nourished, where he first learnt the vocal art, with which, wandering up and down at wakes and fairs, he cheered the rural nymphs and swains, ...
— A History of English Prose Fiction • Bayard Tuckerman

Words linked to "Tweedle" :   sing, music, lure, tempt, play, entice

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