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Definition: Scotch fiddle
, a. [Cf. Scottish
Of or pertaining to Scotland, its language, or its
(Bot.), the Cytisus scoparius
. See Broom
, or Scotch duck
(Zo["o]l.), the bufflehead;
-- called also Scotch teal
, and Scotchman
, the itch. [Low] --Sir W. Scott.
, a coarse, dense mist, like fine rain.
(Zo["o]l.), the sedge warbler. [Prov.
. See under pebble
(Bot.) See Riga fir
(Bot.), a species of thistle (Onopordon acanthium
); -- so called from its being the national
emblem of the Scotch.
(f[i^]d"d'l), n. [OE. fidele, fithele, AS.
fi[eth]ele; akin to D. vedel, OHG. fidula, G. fiedel, Icel.
fi[eth]la, and perh. to E. viol. Cf. Viol
1. (Mus.) A stringed instrument of music played with a bow; a
violin; a kit.
2. (Bot.) A kind of dock (Rumex pulcher
) with fiddle-shaped
leaves; -- called also fiddle dock
3. (Naut.) A rack or frame of bars connected by strings, to
keep table furniture in place on the cabin table in bad
weather. --Ham. Nav. Encyc.
(Zo["o]l.), a Japanese carabid beetle
); -- so called from the form of the
(Naut.), a long tackle block having two
sheaves of different diameters in the same plane, instead
of side by side as in a common double block. --Knight.
(Zo["o]l.), the angel fish.
, See fiddle head
in the vocabulary.
, a form of the handles of spoons, forks,
etc., somewhat like a violin.
, the itch. (Low)
To play first fiddle
, or To play second fiddle
, to take a
leading or a subordinate part. [Colloq.]