Usage examples for piddling

  1. Now it's no good going on piddling and peddling in such a case as this; is it now, Sir Thomas?" – Castle Richmond by Anthony Trollope
  2. Nor less the critic owns thy genial aid, While supperless he plies the piddling trade. – Specimens with Memoirs of the Less-known British Poets, Vol. 3 by George Gilfillan
  3. He'd have to go back to little things, to the little ships that hauled piddling cargo between little planets, while all the grandeur of the stars belonged to the Lhari. – The Colors of Space by Marion Zimmer Bradley
  4. Whoever has remarked the different effects of some strong exercise, and some little piddling action, will understand why a teasing, fretful employment, which at once wearies and weakens the body, should have nothing great; these sorts of impulses, which are rather teasing than painful, by continually and suddenly altering their tenor and direction, prevent that full tension, that species of uniform labor, which is allied to strong pain, and causes the sublime. – The Works of the Right Honourable Edmund Burke, Vol. I. (of 12) by Edmund Burke
  5. Captain, I was never piddling – Let'em Breathe Space by Lester del Rey
  6. Peculiar cat- straw hat, thatch and loft a drop of blood sputtering then drawn over piddling flame, the well- intentioned righteous demask the pain- fed frightened. – Point Spread Poems by Paul Cameron Brown
  7. Some piddling little thing came up, and they want to talk to me about it. – Anything You Can Do ... by Gordon Randall Garrett
  8. Let children, when they versify, stick here And there, these piddling words for want of matter. – Spare Hours by John Brown
  9. No profit from the piddling sale of drugs is worth it." – Let'em Breathe Space by Lester del Rey
  10. " Your piddling reproductive customs have no application on my plane of existence. – The Reluctant Weapon by Howard L. Myers
  11. But I don’ t like to go to them about this piddling business to- morrow. – The Goose Man by Jacob Wassermann