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tweedle

[tweed-l] /ˈtwid l/
verb (used without object), tweedled, tweedling.
1.
to produce high-pitched, modulated sounds, as a singer, bird, or musical instrument.
2.
to perform lightly upon a musical instrument.
verb (used with object), tweedled, tweedling.
3.
to lure by or as by music:
The Pied Piper tweedled the children into following him.
Origin of tweedle
1675-1685
1675-85; imitative
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  • Mr. tweedle had come to the desk and offered his hand in his usual conciliatory and unctuous manner.

    That Fortune Charles Dudley Warner
  • Wheedle her, tweedle her, teedle her, but don't let her make sure of you.

    The Story of an African Farm (AKA Ralph Iron) Olive Schreiner
  • "tweedle, the rest of their name, is on the back of their collars," Alice explained.

    Uncle Wiggily in Wonderland Howard R. Garis
  • Well, one of our clients is one of the great publishing firms, and tweedle often dines with the publisher.

    That Fortune Charles Dudley Warner
  • There must be knowledge all along the street that he was in the great law office of Hunt, Sharp & tweedle.

    That Fortune Charles Dudley Warner
  • I didn't mean that, Mr. Burnett; but, of course, gift of the author—Mrs. tweedle will be very much pleased.

    That Fortune Charles Dudley Warner
  • Mrs. tweedle told me not to come home without bringing your story.

    That Fortune Charles Dudley Warner
  • All impossibly fat men, with white faces like melons and gross bodies like tweedle Dee's and limbs like fat sausages.

    The Graveyard of Space Milton Lesser

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