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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Fid·dle, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Fiddled p. pr. & vb. n. Fiddling ]
 1. To play on a fiddle.
    Themistocles . . . said he could not fiddle, but he could make a small town a great city.   --Bacon.
 2. To keep the hands and fingers actively moving as a fiddler does; to move the hands and fingers restlessy or in busy idleness; to trifle.
    Talking, and fiddling with their hats and feathers.   --Pepys.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj : (informal terms) small and of little importance; "a fiddling
            sum of money"; "a footling gesture"; "our worries are
            lilliputian compared with those of countries that are
            at war"; "a little (or small) matter"; "Mickey Mouse
            regulations"; "a dispute over niggling details";
            "limited to petty enterprises"; "piffling efforts";
            "giving a police officer a free meal may be against the
            law, but it seems to be a picayune infraction" [syn: footling,
             lilliputian, little, Mickey Mouse, niggling, piddling,
             piffling, petty, picayune, trivial]