Heat, however, will melt the proudest head and reduce to fiddling
strings the finest product of the waving- pin; so anxious mothers were stationed over their offspring, waving palm-leaf fans, it having been decided that the supreme instant when the town clock struck ten should be the one chosen for releasing the prisoners from their self-imposed tortures.
But by far the larger part engaged in such sports and merriments as playing ball, wres- tling, running foot-races, fiddling
, dancing, and drinking whisky; and this latter mode of spending the time was by far the most agreeable to the feel- ings of our masters.
Bob obeyed, and Solomon walked in, fiddling
as he walked, for he would on no account break off in the middle of a tune.
For hours at a time, he remained locked up in his bedroom with his daughter, fiddling
and singing, very, very softly.
Here voyageurs frolicked away their wages, fiddling
and dancing in the booths and cabins, buying all kinds of knick-knacks, dressing themselves out finely, and parading up and down, like arrant braggarts and coxcombs.
Arriving at the table, she began fiddling
with its contents.
o'er burning Rome," the assassination of Caesar, the stirring spectacle of a hundred thousand people bending forward with rapt interest, in the coliseum, to see two skillful gladiators hacking away each others' lives, a tiger springing upon a kneeling martyr--these and a thousand other matters which we read of with a living interest, must be sought for only in books--not among the rubbish left by the old masters--who are no more, I have the satisfaction of informing the public.
How impotent they were, fiddling
about all day long with papers
He had a tolerable knack of fiddling
, which all appreciated save the First Mate, who sprang from the sofa as if he had been shot, emitted a shriek of protest, and fled wildly up the stairs.
So we sat, dry, upon the stools, listening to the Dagoes fiddling
It's only while we are fiddling
around here that the Admiral's jumpy about things.
He is the five-time Tennessee Fiddle Champion and twenty-eight year veteran of the professional Nashville music scene, performs on fiddle, mandolin, banjo, and guitar with the highlight being virtuoso fiddling
in the contest, old-time, Celtic, and swing styles.