wheedler or not, Robinette got her fire to dress by, and so was able to come down in the morning feeling tolerably warm.
Marianne shook her head, told him he was a wheedler, and went to fetch the cherries.
"Just hear this wheedler with her 'Nothing is impossible to you, M. de Maillefort,'" said the marquis, smiling.
"to influence by flattery," 1660s, perhaps connected with Old English wædlian "to beg" (from wædl "poverty"), or borrowed by English soldiers in the 17c. German wars from German wedeln "wag the tail," hence "fawn, flatter" (cf. adulation).