Definition of Tiddling
1. tiddle [v] - See also: tiddle
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Literary usage of Tiddling
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. A General Dictionary of Provincialisms by William Holloway (1840)
"tiddling, TITTLING, adj. Topmost; from anything on the very top, ... tiddling about," is being busy about trifles. /'.'. Sussex. TIDY, s. ..."
2. Shropshire Word-book: A Glossary of Archaic and Provincial Words, Etc., Used by Georgina Frederica Jackson (1879)
"So also given by Ash. tiddling, sb. a delicate child, or weak young animal, that needs— and receives—tender care. ..."
3. Paddy Hew: A Poem : from the Brain of Timothy Tarpaulin by A. Clark, William Combe (1815)
"High as the steeple ! aye ; three times as high." —" O lor! Olor! and do you go up to the tiddling top'!" c. I.AUK. ..."
4. Publications by English Dialect Society (1896)
"tiddling, Tittling. Topmost. ' The fiddling top' means the very highest point, the same as Tip-top. The meaning may perhaps be, that a thing so placed must ..."
5. Chambers's Encyclopaedia: A Dictionary of Universal Knowledge for the People (1868)
"... is more than can be supposed from what we know of his character; and we can readily believe the 'books, painting, tiddling, and shooting,' which he ..."
6. History of England Under Henry the Fourth by James Hamilton Wylie (1894)
"... their feet honestly under their clothes and not sit tiddling them. They were to be content with vileness " and abjection, not light of laughter or ever ..."
7. The Vocabulary of East Anglia: An Attempt to Record the Vulgar Tongue of the by Robert Forby (1830)
"tiddling, TITTLING, adj. topmost. " The fiddling top " means the very highest point; the same as tip-top. The meaning may perhaps be, that a thing so placed ..."