Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Nautical, the iron framework or cover forming a hatch on deck over the engine- or fire-room of a steamer.
“By opening the door the Red Un was able to command the cylinder tops, far below, and the fiddley, which is the roof of hell or a steel grating over the cylinders to walk on -- depending on whether one is used to it or not.”
“The shattered wreck of the lifeboat they had held lay on the fiddley beside the smashed engine-room skylight, which was covered by a tarpaulin.”
“But this took me about 3 hours and was very very fiddley.”
“It's only a little fiddley but worth the small effort.”
“Which still is fiddley as I don't think I could boot into win2k and install the drivers anyway... dang!”
“It was fiddley trying to even out the very tops of the egg cups, so I eventually just went for “rustic”.”
“I have the iriver h140 bigger disk I find it pretty fiddley to record even though your supposed to just be able to press record and it records it doesnt always respond very well, maybee i have fat fingers.”
“With infinite labour the Seconds got the Chief up to the fiddley, twenty feet or less out of a hundred, and straight ladders instead of a steel staircase.”
“The sea must a-caught hum on the upper brudge deck, carried hum clean across the fiddley, an 'banged hum head-on tull the pipe cover.”
“With a heap of different areas to check daily, this felt a little fiddley and messy.”
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