fiddle englannista suomeksi
huijata, tehdä vilunkia
soittaa, soittaa viulua
(synonym of), a small unfretted instrument with four strings tuned (lowest to highest) G-D-A-E, usually held against the chin and played with a bow; the position of a violinist in a band; any of various bowed instruments, particularly those of the violin family when played non-classically.
(c.) (w), (w), Cotton Caligula A.IX, l. 3490:
1864, William Sandys & al., ''The History of the Violin...'', p. 38:
1979, (w) & al., "(w)":
- Johnny, rosin up your bow and play your fiddle hard'cause|'Cause all hell breaks loose|Hell's broke loose in Georgia an' the Devil deals the cards...
- 1693, (l), ''Some Thoughts Concerning Education'', p. 208:
- You would not have your Son the Fiddle to every jovial Company.
1947 June 22, ''(w)'', p. 4:
- Says Bevin: 'I want peace... and we shan't get it unless we deal with one another as friends. I will be a party to no fiddles.'
1959 Sept. 4, ''(w)'', p. 297:
- I know you'll think this is one of my fiddles. At my last parish we raffled a and trap,... a horse and a mousetrap.
(RQ:Bacon Essayes) said he could not fiddle, but yet he could make a small town a great city.
1530, John Palsgrave, ''Lesclarcissement'', p. 549:
- (..) talking, and fiddling with their hats and feathers (..)