Fiddle bow


  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Fiddle bow fiddlestick.
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In literature:

The Cat and Fiddle bowed and scraped to each other in the corner.
"More Tales in the Land of Nursery Rhyme" by Ada M. Marzials
But that was the last man I ever handled bow and fiddle for.
"Aunt Rachel" by David Christie Murray
The musicians dropped their bows and fiddles.
"Oh, You Tex!" by William Macleod Raine
His French Canadian comrade waved his fiddle-bow protestingly.
"Masters of the Wheat-Lands" by Harold Bindloss
Hurrah fer my ole fiddle an' bow!
"Negro Folk Rhymes" by Thomas W. Talley
Fiddle-Bow Broadcast Seeder, late 19th century.
"Agricultural Implements and Machines in the Collection of the National Museum of History and Technology" by John T. Schlebecker
His French Canadian comrade waved his fiddle-bow protestingly.
"Hawtrey's Deputy" by Harold Bindloss
Better nor bows and fiddles and such trash.
"The Turn of the Road" by Rutherford Mayne
When the bow was applied the result was the guitar or troubadour fiddle.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 6, Slice 4" by Various
The conductor appeared to the welcoming taps of fiddle-bows.
"Carnival" by Compton Mackenzie

In poetry:

And the painter’s hand of wonder;
and the marvellous fiddle-bow,
And the banded choirs of music:
all those that do and know.
"The Day Is Coming" by William Morris
An' "Move away," he cried, an' laid
The bow upon the fiddle strings;
An, though I ha'e to say't mysel',
We did some maist surprisin' things.
"Blythe Willie Stewart" by Alexander Anderson
There shines upon the tenth good shield
A fiddle, and ’neath it a bow;
That’s borne by Folker Spillemand;
For drink he will sleep forego.
"The Tournament (From The Old Danish)" by George Borrow
The ostler has a tipsy cat
that plays a five-stringed fiddle;
And up and down he runs his bow,
Now squeaking high, now purring low,
now sawing in the middle.
"There Is An Inn, A Merry Old Inn" by J R R Tolkien
What a sicht had Grizzy to see as she look'd,
Wi' a fear that death aye brings,
To the fiddle hung up that was playin' on,
Though nae bow was across the strings.
"The Fiddler O' Boglebriggs" by Alexander Anderson
He fiddled high and he fiddled low,
(Listen, little whippoorwill; yuh got to spread yore wings!)
He fiddled with a cherrywood bow.
(Old Dan Wheelings got bee-honey in his strings.)
"The Mountain Whippoorwill" by Stephen Vincent Benet

In news:

Grasshoppers talk to each other by rubbing body parts like a fiddle bow against strings.
Kearton, the 2012 Illinois State Fair fiddling champion, is the founder and director of the Community Center for the Arts in Urbana and the Bow-Dacious String Band.
The Second Fiddle Takes a Bow.
I play fiddle in the folk rock band, Field of Kings, and there's nothing like rocking out on a string instrument and watching the bow hairs fly.
When most people think about a violin virtuoso, they picture a man in a tailcoat courteously bowing and smiling at his audience before assuming a dignified stance and proceeding to dazzle with a fiddle and a bow.