Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Same as fiddle-bow.
- n. A mere nothing; chiefly as an exclamation, nonsense! fiddle-de-dee! often in the plural, fiddlesticks!
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. The bow, strung with horsehair, used in playing the fiddle; a fiddle bow.
- n. a bow used in playing the violin
“It be a kind of fiddlestick!" said the enraged Master Chuter; and turning round his eye fell on Jan, who was looking as disconsolate as himself.”
““A viper — a fiddlestick,” said Miss Sharp to the old lady, almost fainting with astonishment.”
““Should be a fiddlestick, my dear,” the old Colonel answered.”
“And this was the first time George Esmond Warrington, Esquire, was ever called a fiddlestick.”
““Lead him to fiddlestick, Hedzoff,” said a female voice.”
““A tear — a fiddlestick, MR. STERNE,” I growled out, for of course I knew my friend in the wig and satin breeches to be no other than the notorious, nay, celebrated Mr. Laurence”
“My Lord confesses that there is some weight in this argument: but then pleads sentiment: my Lady says, a fiddlestick for sentiment, after having been married so long.”
“‘Imperial fiddlestick!’ said the King, rubbing his nose, which had been hurt by the fall.”
“I declare, said my uncle Toby, smit with pity, I know of none; unless it be the pleasure which it has pleased God! A fiddlestick! quoth she.”
“Your card-purse? you a card-purse! you a fiddlestick.”
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