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fiddleback

[fid-l-bak] /ˈfɪd lˌbæk/
noun
1.
something shaped like a fiddle.
adjective
2.
resembling the back or outline of a violin.
3.
(of a veneer figure) having close, fine, dark stripes.
Origin of fiddleback
1885-1890
1885-90; fiddle + back1
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  • Billie Mackenzie, owner of the fiddleback ranch, laughed even while he disapproved.

    Crooked Trails and Straight William MacLeod Raine
  • Healy accepted Purdy's invitation, and dismounted with him at the fiddleback.

    Mavericks William MacLeod Raine
  • “Came down to see about getting some cows for the old man from the fiddleback outfit,” Davis explained.

    Crooked Trails and Straight William MacLeod Raine
  • In a dozen jerky sentences the owner of the fiddleback told Flandrau of the suspicions of the sheriff.

    Crooked Trails and Straight William MacLeod Raine

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