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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Fiddlestick.
 
In the Great German epic called The Nibelungen-Lied, this word is used six or eight times for a broadsword.   1
       
“His fiddlestick he grasped, ‘twas massy, broad, and long,
As sharp as any razor.”
       
Stanza 1,841.
       
“My fiddlestick’s no feather; on whom I let it fall,
If he has friends that love him, ‘twill set them weeping all.”
       
Stanza 1,880.
       
“His fiddlestick, sharp-cutting, can hardest steel divide,
And at a stroke can shiver the morion’s beamy pride.”
       
Stanza, 2,078.
 


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