Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Having handles that are fiddle-shaped: as, fiddle -headed serving spoons; fiddle-headed forks.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • Dear Lady ALICIA, how plump she was, and how good-natured, and how well she married her fiddle-headed daughters.

    Punch, or the London Charivari, Volume 101, July 18, 1891

  • "What is that fiddle-headed brute doing in the ring?" he said.

    Three Elephant Power and Other Stories

  • Gaslight turned out to be a fiddle-headed, heavy-shouldered brute, whose long experience of jumping in shows where they give points for pace -- as if the affair was a steeplechase -- had taught him to get the business over as quickly as he could.

    Three Elephant Power and Other Stories

  • I looked at the bay, a bald-faced, fiddle-headed horse, and saw that, with no signs of breeding, it was still a big-boned animal with good shoulders and powerful hips.

    A Gentleman of France

  • Its panelled front was in the likeness of a ship's bluff bows, and the Holy Bible rested on a projecting piece of scroll work, fashioned after a ship's fiddle-headed beak.

    Moby Dick, or, the whale

  • Its panelled front was in the likeness of a ship's bluff bows, and the Holy Bible rested on the projecting piece of scroll work, fashioned after a ship's fiddle-headed beak.

    Moby-Dick, or, The Whale

  • 'There's your affaire,' said the old Frenchman, as a long-legged fiddle-headed beast was led out; turning out his forelegs so as to endanger the man who walked beside him.

    The Confessions of Harry Lorrequer — Complete

  • Seth’s bold black and white winter-scapes somehow interfere and detract from the warm pastoral valleys, muddy river-ways and fiddle-headed visions of ‘ruddled’ roads that Wells’ words conjure.

    Hopkins, Wells, Music and Communication

  • An enthusiast is sometimes rather a fiddle-headed chap when it comes to business. "

    A Dream of the North Sea

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