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  • v. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of faddle.

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Examples

  • Ruby had sulked and Farmer Tresidder eaten heartily, talking with a full mouth about the rescue, and coarsely ignoring what he called his daughter's "faddles"), the two girls retired to the chamber up-stairs; where the mistress was as good as her word, and pulled the dimity curtains before settling herself down in an easy-chair to listen to extracts from a polite novel as rendered aloud, under dire compulsion, by Mary Jane.

    I Saw Three Ships and Other Winter Tales

  • And so I think this important day has made a great hole in this side of the paper; and the fiddle-faddles of tomorrow and Monday will make up the rest; and, besides, I shall see Harley on Tuesday before this letter goes.

    The Journal to Stella

  • -- Of course, it's mostly father that fiddle-faddles with all that sort of thing.

    The Wild Duck

  • "Hast one of these fiddle-faddles thyself? or dost thou desire to have one?"

    It Might Have Been The Story of the Gunpowder Plot

  • Don't you see how those two dear old ladies swallow me up in their faddles?

    David Elginbrod

  • The worsted-work sofas, the counterpanes patched or knitted (but these are among the old-fashioned in the country), the bushels of pincushions, the albums they laboriously fill, the tremendous pieces of music they practise, the thousand other fiddle-faddles which occupy the attention of the dear souls -- nay, have we not seen them seated of evenings in a squad or company, Louisa employed at the worsted-work before mentioned,

    Men's Wives

  • _ Come, come, I'll not be undone for your Fiddle-faddles; I'll lay it all on you, if I be taken.

    The Works of Aphra Behn, Volume I

  • Gru, Out of their faddles into the dirt; and thereby hangs a tale ...

    Works

  • That’s enough, genral, of finicking about Finnegan and fiddling with his faddles.

    Finnegans Wake

  • a Siberian dinner, where you just look on fiddle-faddles, while your dinner is behind a screen, and you are served with rations like a pauper.

    Gryll Grange

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