fiddlestick


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fiddlestick

(ˈfɪdəlˌstɪk)
n
1. (Instruments) informal a violin bow
2. any meaningless or inconsequential thing; trifle
3. fiddlesticks! an expression of annoyance or disagreement
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.fiddlestick - a bow used in playing the violinfiddlestick - a bow used in playing the violin  
bow - a slightly curved piece of resilient wood with taut horsehair strands; used in playing certain stringed instruments
fiddle, violin - bowed stringed instrument that is the highest member of the violin family; this instrument has four strings and a hollow body and an unfretted fingerboard and is played with a bow
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"Oh, you never mean a fiddlestick's end!" said Priscilla, as she arranged her discarded dress, and closed her bandbox.
In biography the truth is every thing, and in autobiography it is especially so -- yet I scarcely hope to be believed when I state, however solemnly, that my poor father put me, when I was about fifteen years of age, into the counting-house of what be termed "a respectable hardware and commission merchant doing a capital bit of business!" A capital bit of fiddlestick! However, the consequence of this folly was, that in two or three days, I had to be sent home to my button-headed family in a high state of fever, and with a most violent and dangerous pain in the sinciput, all around about my organ of order.
'Imperial fiddlestick!' said the King, rubbing his nose, which had been hurt by the fall.
"A viper--a fiddlestick," said Miss Sharp to the old lady, almost fainting with astonishment.
"Fiddlestick! he was n't tipsy; and Tom only did it to get out of the way.
Fiddlesticks! Everybody in New York has always known everybody.
Fiddlesticks! I know Scarlett Trent, although he little knows who I am, and he isn't that sort of man at all.
"Unromantic fiddlesticks!" said the unsympathetic Marilla.
When I inquire what this means, Penelope says, "Fiddlesticks!" I say, Sweethearts.
"Fiddlesticks! every man smokes, even Uncle Alec, whom you think so perfect," began Charlie, in his teasing way.
Players will receive a reversible Penguins Lacrosse pinny, as well as a beginner lacrosse stick called a fiddlestick. There will be one practice and one game per week using soft lacrosse balls.
Take, for instance, the ravanhatta, one of the oldest and rarest instruments in India - a two-string fiddlestick made of a long piece of bamboo set in a dry coconut shell, which acts as a resonator.