Usage examples for tweak

  1. But when the watchman gave no reply, the merry roysterer, who was now returning home from a noisy drinking bout, took it into his head to try what a tweak of the nose would do, on which the supposed sleeper lost his balance, the body lay motionless, stretched out on the pavement: the man was dead. – Andersen's Fairy Tales by Hans Christian Andersen
  2. It was really a love tweak, and intended to be playful, but she probably put more fervor into it than she knew. – Fanny Herself by Edna Ferber
  3. He followed old lady Ostrich about for some time before he dared tweak a handful of feathers from her tail. – The Curious Book of Birds by Abbie Farwell Brown
  4. If it's really as you say, if your betrothed is really such a paragon of virtues- the world is full of surprises- and, chief of all, if she does not pose as a repentant Magdalene and bank upon your pity, it will be a pleasure to me to tweak Mr. Respectability's nose and give you my cordial blessing. – The Song of Songs by Hermann Sudermann
  5. For instance, if you only waved your hand in an airy spiral, " Tommy" would respond with no more than the conventional " once- over;" but a gentle tweak of the tail following the spiral, brought a roll to the left, while two tweaks directed him to the right. – Down the Columbia by Lewis R. Freeman
  6. But how to produce Long Bill Tweak from the mist into which he had vanished at Back Yard Bight of the Labrador seven years ago? – Every Man for Himself by Norman Duncan
  7. One morning, as the last bell rang and they were taking their seats, Fanny passed his desk and gave his coarse and stubbly hair a tweak. – Fanny Herself by Edna Ferber
  8. Then having flung a fierce defiance in the teeth of his adversary, by the lips of his messenger, the latter was reconducted to the portal, with all the ceremonious civility due to the trumpeter, squire, and ambassador, of so great a commander; and being again unblinded, was courteously dismissed with a tweak of the nose, to assist him in recollecting his message. – Knickerbocker's History of New York, Complete by Washington Irving
  9. " Pay the porter, please, ma'am," he said giving Toinette's ear a mischievous tweak with his sharp fingers. – The Children's Book of Christmas Stories by Various
  10. And the large grenadier of a woman, looking like one of the commune, gave his ear a playful tweak. – Molly Brown's Orchard Home by Nell Speed
  11. Who could call Bill Tweak from seven years of time and the very waste places of space? – Every Man for Himself by Norman Duncan