References in classic literature ?
One chieftain alone had hesitated before departing; I saw him standing in the shadows of a mighty column, his fingers nervously toying with the hilt of his great-sword and his cruel eyes bent in implacable hatred upon Tal Hajus.
This was the Abbe Scarron, always laughing, joking, complimenting -- yet suffering -- and toying nervously with a small switch.
My mother goes to the point, with her usual honesty and intrepidity," said the marquis, toying with his watch-guard.
Mills' hand was toying absently with an empty glass.
she asks, looking full at him in her careless way again and toying with her screen.