from The Century Dictionary.
- noun Same as
- noun A mere nothing; chiefly as an exclamation, nonsense! fiddle-de-dee! often in the plural, fiddlesticks!
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun The bow, strung with horsehair, used in playing the fiddle; a fiddle bow.
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- noun A
bowused to play the fiddle.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- noun a bow used in playing the violin
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"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.
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
“Should be a fiddlestick, my dear,” the old Colonel answered.
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.