tweaking

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tweaking

noun accommodation, adjustment, advancement, alteration, amelioration, amendment, bettering, betterment, breakthrough, change, change for the better, changeover, constructive change, deviation, difference, divergence, enhancement, enrichment, increase, lift, melioration, modification, progress, progression, progressive change, redesign, reform, reshaping, restoration, restructuring, transition
Associated concepts: punitive damages
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If any other corroborative testimony had been required, it would have been abundantly furnished in the actions of Miss Miggs, who, having arrived at that restless state and sensitive condition of the nervous system which are the result of long watching, did, by a constant rubbing and tweaking of her nose, a perpetual change of position (arising from the sudden growth of imaginary knots and knobs in her chair), a frequent friction of her eyebrows, the incessant recurrence of a small cough, a small groan, a gasp, a sigh, a sniff, a spasmodic start, and by other demonstrations of that nature, so file down and rasp, as it were, the patience of the locksmith, that after looking at her in silence for some time, he at last broke out into this apostrophe:--