faddle

faddle

(ˈfædəl)
n
a nonsensical or trifling thing
vb (intr)
to toy or play with
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YAnd that's because my straw poll of people who faddle about on social media as much as I do suggests that a moratorium on discussing #snapelection could soon develop into an urgent public health matter.
More delightful music came from the CYO as they played three lively compositions by Leroy Anderson-The Syncopated Clock (which has witty lyrics), Fiddle Faddle and The Waltzing Cat, complete with meowing.
Ryan kicking himself for not responding to Biden's "malarkey" with hogwash, fiddle faddle, blatherskyte, flapdoodle #23skidoo #catspajamas" @jpodhoretz wrote.
F IDDLE faddle," said my friend the Philosopher, as his blue eyes gazed into the shapes emerging from the chocolate-speckled froth on the mug of coffee that he was stirring with a peculiarly melancholic rhythm.
The food giant said Lincoln Snacks generates annual sales of around $45 million; its two flagship brands are Poppycock and Fiddle Faddle.
Lincoln Snacks processes and packages the snacks Screaming Yellow Zonkers, Poppycock and Fiddle Faddle.
There's that oft-quoted line by Shakespeare from ``Romeo and Juliet'' about what's in a name, smelling like a rose, all that iambic pentameter fiddle faddle.
averting one's gaze from what follows it so doggedly: fiddle's dark shadow, faddle--not a past tense of the verb we have been fiddling with but rather a residue of all that business of strings-- strings bowed and tickled and pinched and plucked-- all that fiddling to which Nero's Rome burned, they said, and to which the high walls of Amphion's Troy rose as its stones took wing, settling down into where they belonged-- the faddle of life's rhythms of decay and reconstruction, once the fiddle's flying and sighing intonations have shaped all that faddle in its final form.
Cleveland Centre, Middlesbrough, 11am-4pm: Family Fun Day with storytellers Francis Kensdall, Geoffrey Richardson and Tony Wilson, Professor Fiddle Faddle, Punch n Judy, the Jolly Jester, and Richard Grainger and the Endeavour Shantymen.
Marilyn, check; Jayne Mansfield, check; Fiddle and Faddle, check .
He had affairs with many women, including inter alia the actresses Marilyn Monroe and Angie Dickinson; a stripper, Blaze Starr; Judith Exner Campbell, who was also mobster Sam Giancana's mistress; and White House secretaries Priscilla Weir and Jill Cowan, who were referred to as Fiddle and Faddle.
Don't even ask what happens if the peanuts are part of Fiddle Faddle, he joked.