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1. A stringed instrument of music played with a bow; a violin; a kit.

2. (Science: botany) a kind of dock (Rumex pulcher) with fiddle-shaped leaves; called also fiddle dock.

3. A rack or frame of bars connected by strings, to keep table furniture in Place on the cabin table in bad weather.

(Science: zoology) fiddle beetle, the angel fish. Fiddle head, an ornament on a ships bow, curved like the volute or scroll at the head of a violin. Fiddle pattern, a form of the handles of spoons, forks, etc, somewhat like a violin. Scotch fiddle, the itch. To play first, or second, fiddle, to take a leading or a subordinate part.

Origin: oe. Fidele, fithele, as. Fiele; akin to D. Vedel, OHG. Fidula, g. Fiedel, Icel. Fila, and perh. To E. Viol. Cf. Viol.

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Can someone please identify this spider?

... recluse, it's possible, but there's not enough detail in the picture to tell - it could be lots of others. If you actually saw it, the "fiddle" marking on the back is pretty diagnostic for a recluse.

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by Darby
Sun Apr 03, 2011 2:20 pm
Forum: Zoology Discussion
Topic: Can someone please identify this spider?
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Re: Theories - Origin of Life

... you do to the cannon balls will tend to result in thier no longer being piled up neatly in a pyramid. In fact no matter how much you randomly fiddle with them the chances of them ever being neatly piled in a pyramid again are infinitessimal. Notice I said randomly. If, however, you decide ...

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Fri Mar 18, 2011 1:45 am
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Theories - Origin of Life
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Re: Stomach bloating and weight gain

... we were in the Star Trek era already, where the Dr.'s just waved a scanner over our bodies, pushed some buttons, and we were immediately fit as a fiddle. :))) Thank you for sharing.

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by CheeMiss
Sat Sep 04, 2010 2:39 pm
Forum: Physiology
Topic: Stomach bloating and weight gain
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The Fiber Disease

Fee Fie Fiddle Dee Dee........ I have a Wocket in my Pocket. s

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by Skytroll
Wed Dec 06, 2006 3:48 am
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: The Fiber Disease
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Views: 6270189

The Fiber Disease

sarah bione, you sure seem to have a lot of time on your hands. i would assume you would be too busy caring for your pet fish, playing your fiddle , and knitting socks for the homeless to moniter this or any forum regarding this matter. i issued you a challenge to visit with me and offered ...

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by Foxy Lady
Sat Nov 04, 2006 3:05 am
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: The Fiber Disease
Replies: 7403
Views: 6270189
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