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He stood like a king among his peers, but flushed and restless, twiddling his fingers as kings do not twiddle theirs.
THE LIFE AND DEATH OF RICHARD YEA-AND-NAYMAURICE HEWLETT
No longer could Angèle deceive him—“twiddle him around her little finger,” as she would put it.
THE REVELLERSLOUIS TRACY
We don't know anything about it, but that is no reason why we should sit back and twiddle our thumbs and start at shadows.
THE OUTDOOR GIRLS AT WILD ROSE LODGELAURA LEE HOPE
And then comes a back-set of my health, and I have to twiddle my fingers and play patience.
THE WORKS OF ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON - SWANSTON EDITION VOL. 24 (OF 25)ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON
Get under the pilot an' sort o' twiddle ye off the track, don't they?
THE DAY'S WORK, VOLUME 1RUDYARD KIPLING
Waiting the answer, he joined his hands, and began to twiddle his thumbs.
THE WANDERING JEW, COMPLETEEUGENE SUE
And the rest of us are to sit and twiddle our thumbs while you soliloquize?
THE IDIOT AT HOMEJOHN KENDRICK BANGS
On the other side he could twiddle his fingers at the corporal, who dared not pursue.
THE SHERIFF OF BADGERGEORGE B. PATTULLO
And I think, by then, she'll be able to twiddle over them wires by herself.'
THE WANDERER (VOLUME 2 OF 5)FANNY BURNEY
I s'pose a gentleman would sit down and twiddle his fingers, and do nothing.
FRANK MERRIWELL'S REWARDBURT L. STANDISH
SYNONYM OF THE DAY
OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO TWIDDLE

  • dabble
  • doodle
  • feel
  • fidget
  • finger
  • fool
  • handle
  • interfere
  • mess
  • mess around
  • monkey
  • play
  • potter
  • puddle
  • putter
  • tamper
  • touch
  • toy
  • trifle
  • twiddle
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