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  • "Fiddlestick," said the father, who had seen the way in which Mrs. Bold had got into the carriage while his son stood apart without even offering her his hand.

    Barchester Towers

  • Fiddle, but not my Fiddlestick; and you are to know, that every one cannot make musick with my words which are fitted for my own mouth.

    The Compleat Angler

  • Fiddlestick,” said the father, who had seen the way in which Mrs. Bold had got into the carriage while his son stood apart without even offering her his hand.

    Barchester Towers

  • Fiddlestick! he was n't tipsy; and Tom only did it to get out of the way.

    An Old-Fashioned Girl

  • 'Fiddlestick! what a story to tell!' retorted Aunt Hepsibah, 'and these children, just as like's not, will believe every word of it.'

    The Continental Monthly, Vol. 1, No. 5, May, 1862 Devoted To Literature And National Policy

  • Mrs. Johnson had explained to Miss Jessamine that the reason Tony was so easily upset was the unusual sensitiveness (as a doctor had explained it to her) of the nervous centers in her family -- "Fiddlestick!"

    Children's Literature A Textbook of Sources for Teachers and Teacher-Training Classes

  • "Fiddlestick-end!" snapped the unconscionable lady, not removing her eyes from mine.

    Poison Island

  • "Fiddlestick-end!" said that lady, falling back on her favourite ejaculation.

    Poison Island

  • There is such a word as Fiddlestick, whatever it may mean.

    The Christmas Angel

  • In short, Fiddlestick could not do anything with him, and, after ten minutes of it, sat down without having advanced the case to any appreciable extent.

    Mr. Meeson's Will

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