Definitions

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  • n. One of the strings of a fiddle.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One of the catgut strings of a fiddle.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A string for a fiddle or violin.

Etymologies

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fiddle +‎ string

Examples

  • Fanny, a bright-looking, but rather reckless girl, replied: "They shall not go, neither Miss Martha nor Miss Emma; not that I care a fiddlestring for their primness or their precision; nobody shall prevent me from thinking, and acting, and doing as I please to-day; from being, in short, what I was made to be -- Fanny Brighton, and nobody else."

    Be Courteous or, Religion, the True Refiner

  • All morning, till the sun was high, and the air athrob with heat and stretched like a great fiddlestring to a continuous, shrill vibration, we went steadily forward.

    Henry Brocken His Travels and Adventures in the Rich, Strange, Scarce-Imaginable Regions of Romance

  • So both stand like statues; the dog held by the strange instinct which makes him point, lost to sight, sound and all things else save the smell in his nose, the grouse tense as a fiddlestring, every sense alert, watching the enemy whom he thinks to be fooled by his good hiding.

    Secret of the Woods

  • He didn't care a twopenny fiddlestring about the Cause, but he rather enjoyed the idea of having his finger in the political pie.

    The Toys of Peace, and other papers

  • 'Blood Rile,' she said; and her friends all said 'No!' like the run of a finger down a fiddlestring.

    The Adventures of Harry Richmond — Volume 1

  • 'You may compare it to a rustic's finger on a fiddlestring, for the murdered notes you get out of the practical instrument.

    One of Our Conquerors — Volume 1

  • Yea, with his wiry fiddlestring will he creak out his accursed variations.

    Zanoni

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