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 for piddling
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Peddling \Ped"dling\, a.
     1. Hawking; acting as a peddler.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     2. Petty; insignificant; trifling; paltry; piddling; -- now
        less common than piddling. "The miserable remains of a
        peddling commerce." --Burke.
  
     Syn: petty; insignificant; trifling; paltry; piddling.
          [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Piddling \Pid"dling\, a.
     Trifling; trivial; frivolous; paltry; -- applied to persons
     and things.
     [1913 Webster]
  
           The ignoble hucksterage of piddling tithes. --Milton.
     [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Piddle \Pid"dle\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Piddled; p. pr. & vb. n.
     Piddling.] [Cf. dial. Sw. pittla to keep picking at, Sw.
     peta to pick.]
     1. To deal in trifles; to concern one's self with trivial
        matters rather than with those that are important.
        --Ascham.
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     2. To be squeamishly nice about one's food. --Swift.
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     3. To urinate; -- child's word.
        [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  piddling
      adj 1: (informal) small and of little importance; "a fiddling
             sum of money"; "a footling gesture"; "our worries are
             lilliputian compared with those of countries that are at
             war"; "a little (or small) matter"; "a dispute over
             niggling details"; "limited to petty enterprises";
             "piffling efforts"; "giving a police officer a free meal
             may be against the law, but it seems to be a picayune
             infraction" [syn: fiddling, footling, lilliputian,
             little, niggling, piddling, piffling, petty,
             picayune, trivial]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  61 Moby Thesaurus words for "piddling":
     Mickey Mouse, cheeseparing, chinchy, chintzy, cramped, dinky,
     exiguous, half-pint, infrequent, jerkwater, knee-high, limited,
     little, meager, measly, miserly, niggardly, niggling, one-horse,
     paltry, peanut, peddling, petite, pettifogging, petty, picayune,
     picayunish, piffling, pindling, pint-sized, poky, poor, punk, puny,
     rare, scant, scanty, scarce, scattered, scrimping, scrimpy,
     seldom met with, seldom seen, short, skimping, skimpy, slight,
     slim, small, small-beer, small-time, smallish, sparse, spotty,
     sprinkled, stingy, thin, tight, tinhorn, two-bit, two-by-four
  
  

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