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  • noun Plural form of fiddle.
  • verb Third-person singular simple present indicative form of fiddle.


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  • "I guess there are fiddles and _fiddles_," said 'Rill, a little tartly for her.

    How Janice Day Won Helen Beecher Long

  • The most surprisingly thing I found about the song, having looked up the song credit as co-written by "D. Wilson", which I have concluded it is non other than Rodriguez's fiddles, which is what she is known for, only appeared on a few of the songs (the rest, she settled on playing tenor guitar).

    W♥M 2009

  • The sea was fairly rough during daylight and the ship rolled so badly that at lunch and dinner "fiddles" had to be put along the tables to keep the dishes in their places.

    The Incomparable 29th and the "River Clyde" George Davidson

  • If the elements are very boisterous, the "fiddles" are screwed on to the tables, and on them a lively tune is played by the jingling glasses and rattling cutlery to the erratic beating of the Atlantic wave.

    The Confessions of a Caricaturist, Vol 2 (of 2) Harry Furniss

  • By the time that it was served the sea had risen so much as to render the "fiddles" necessary on the cabin table, and even with their aid it was difficult to prevent the viands from being scattered upon the floor.

    The Pirate Island A Story of the South Pacific Harry Collingwood 1886

  • Here we found a really handsome repast spread out, everything secured by "fiddles" and

    The Two Supercargoes Adventures in Savage Africa William Henry Giles Kingston 1847

  • We have now been ten days at sea, and only three on which we could eat without the 'fiddles' (transverse pieces of wood to prevent the dishes from falling off).

    Letters from the Cape Lucie Duff Gordon 1845

  • I seem to remember unclaimed benefits outweighed 'fiddles'... so 3.7billion lost due to inept management.. how are they 'transforming' the system to stop this?

    The Independent - Frontpage RSS Feed 2010

  • In 2008, the truth is being attacked by Robert Gibbs while Mr. Obama "fiddles" with Afghan policy.

    News for Richmond Times-Dispatch 2009

  • "fiddles" still on the table -- long racks with holes in which the dishes and plates exactly fit, so that they cannot be shaken about.

    The Princess of the School Angela Brazil 1907


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