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fiddle bow

[boh for 1, 2; bou for 3] /boʊ for 1, 2; baʊ for 3/
noun
1.
a bow with which the strings of the violin or a similar instrument are set in vibration.
2.
a bow for driving the arbor of a small lathe, as one used by watchmakers.
3.
Nautical. clipper bow.
Origin of fiddle bow
1820-1830
First recorded in 1820-30
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  • Tis you has the head of sense, and fingers for the fiddle bow.

    Dorothy on a Ranch Evelyn Raymond
  • Black and shiny as I ever saw and its neck straight as a fiddle bow.

    Blue Ridge Country Jean Thomas
  • His fiddle bow doth cut through the hardest steel, on the helmets he breaketh the bright and shining gauds!

  • The doughty Folker now sprang up from the board; loud rang in his hands his fiddle bow.

  • The simplest hand-drilling device employed for metal is the fiddle bow drill shown in Fig. 1777.

  • Gin an mon does his work, Colston wadna gi' a fiddle bow for what's i' the heart o' him.

    Prairie Flowers

    James B. Hendryx
  • She had an exaggerated form of fiddle bow, a long bowsprit and two tall masts on which sails might easily have been set.

    The Island Mystery George A. Birmingham
  • Then, while the terrible Folker guarded the door with his fiddle bow, one side of which was a trenchant sword, the battle began.

    National Epics Kate Milner Rabb

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