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 Fib.Fiddle (Latin, fidis or fides). 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Fi’co.
 
(See FIG.)   1
       
“Fico for the phrase.”
       
Shakespeare: Merry Wives of Windsor, i. 3.
        “I see contempt marching forth, giving me the fico with his thombe in his mouth.”—Wit’s Miserie (1596).
 


 Fib.Fiddle (Latin, fidis or fides). 

 
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