from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A shortened form of the term "federal agent".
- v. The act of fast forwarding past the standard FBI warning at the first of a movie.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- An obsolete form of faddle.
McCain played the media like a feddle and outfoxed CNN.
All blamed him for his extravagance, but little Katy, who stole up to him and whispered -- "Niver mind the hard discoorse, Larry; ye've got the feddle ony how, and it's mighty glad I am."
"Suppose, Larry, ye strike up a tune on yer feddle, to call the attintion of the folk, just," said he, at last.
I certainly think them moderate, restrained, well-measured responses to the overweening anarcho-tyranny that our "feddle gummint" has become.
I can certainly appreciate where you’re coming from, Waldo, and I want to reiterate that having belatedly realized the decision was one made at the corporate level and not by the feddle gummint, I’m cool with it.
I'll go immadiately an buy Dermot's ould feddle. "
It's be nice if one were allowed to make a principled argument against "feddle gummint" so-called "welfare" spending (really not-so-charitable "charity" giving by the feds of other people's money to folks who've neither earned it nor, often nowadays, care to.