It's only while we are fiddling
around here that the Admiral's jumpy about things.
o'er burning Rome," the assassination of Caesar, the stirring spectacle of a hundred thousand people bending forward with rapt interest, in the coliseum, to see two skillful gladiators hacking away each others' lives, a tiger springing upon a kneeling martyr--these and a thousand other matters which we read of with a living interest, must be sought for only in books--not among the rubbish left by the old masters--who are no more, I have the satisfaction of informing the public.
So we sat, dry, upon the stools, listening to the Dagoes fiddling
How impotent they were, fiddling
about all day long with papers
Bob obeyed, and Solomon walked in, fiddling
as he walked, for he would on no account break off in the middle of a tune.
For hours at a time, he remained locked up in his bedroom with his daughter, fiddling
and singing, very, very softly.
Arriving at the table, she began fiddling
with its contents.