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|Fair ||phr||"All's Fair in Love and War" - vigorous competition is acceptable in emotionally-charged situations.
 
|Fair ||phr||"All's Fair in Love and War" - vigorous competition is acceptable in emotionally-charged situations.
 
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|Fair ||phr||"Be a Fair Weather Friend" - someone who is friendly when one is having good fortune. 2. one unreliable in troubled times.
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|Fair ||phr||"Be a Fair Weather Friend" - someone who is friendly when one is having good fortune.
 
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|Fair ||phr||"Be Fair Game" - a legitimate, or suitable object, object for exploitation, abuse, ridicule, teasing.
 
|Fair ||phr||"Be Fair Game" - a legitimate, or suitable object, object for exploitation, abuse, ridicule, teasing.
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|Fair ||phr||"Have the Fair of" - get the better of.
 
|Fair ||phr||"Have the Fair of" - get the better of.
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|Fair ||phr||"He who has a Fair Wife needs more than two eyes" - envy leads many to covet the wife of another man.
 
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|Fair ||phr||"Keep fair with" - to be friendly with.
 
 
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|Fair ||phr||"Make Fair Weather Of" - progress, go forward, succeed.
 
|Fair ||phr||"Make Fair Weather Of" - progress, go forward, succeed.
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|Fair ||phr||"Speak Fair" - to speak civilly or courteously.
 
|Fair ||phr||"Speak Fair" - to speak civilly or courteously.
 
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|Fair ||phr||"Stand Fair" - to be beautiful. 2. to earn the high opinion of.
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|Fair ||phr||"Stand Fair" - to be beautiful.
 
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|Fair ||phr||"With One's Own Fair Hands" - (facetious) by oneself/ personally with reference usually being a task, service or favor performed by oneself.
 
|Fair ||phr||"With One's Own Fair Hands" - (facetious) by oneself/ personally with reference usually being a task, service or favor performed by oneself.
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|Fair-eyed ||adj||Having pleasing and attractive eyes.
 
|Fair-eyed ||adj||Having pleasing and attractive eyes.
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|Fair-fall ||n||Good luck to.
 
 
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|Fair-faxed ||adj||Having fair or blond hair
 
|Fair-faxed ||adj||Having fair or blond hair
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|Fair field ||n||An equitable chance.
 
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|Fair food ||n||Equity is an important principle for a successful food system; everyone must have equal access to healthy, safe, fresh food.
 
 
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|Fair go ||n||A reasonably one equitable opportunity to attempt something. (informal Aust & NZ). 2. to desist in something thought to be outrageous.
 
|Fair go ||n||A reasonably one equitable opportunity to attempt something. (informal Aust & NZ). 2. to desist in something thought to be outrageous.
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|Fair-haired ||adj||Having fair or light-coloured hair.
 
|Fair-haired ||adj||Having fair or light-coloured hair.
 
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|Fair-haired son ||n||Favoured or favourite, blue-eyed boy.
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|Fair-haired son ||n||Favoured or favorite, blue-eyed boy.
 
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|Fair-headed ||adj||Beautiful, attractive, appealing
 
|Fair-headed ||adj||Beautiful, attractive, appealing
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|Fair-mindedness ||adj||The state or quality of being unbiased and impartial.
 
|Fair-mindedness ||adj||The state or quality of being unbiased and impartial.
 
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|Fairness ||n||Condition or quality of being fair. 2. beauty, abstractly something that is fair. 3. of women: lightness of colour of skin, complexion. 3. equity, fair-dealing, honesty, uprightness, impartiality. 4. of gentlemen : courtesy.
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|Fairness ||n||Condition or quality of being fair. 2. beauty, abstractly something that is fair. 3. of women: lightness of colour of skin, complexion. 3. equitableness, fair-dealing, honesty, uprightness, impartiality. 4. of gentlemen : courtesy.
 
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|Fairness ||phr||"With Fairness" - by gentle means.
 
|Fairness ||phr||"With Fairness" - by gentle means.
 
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|Fair play ||n||Good behaviour and attitude in life generally.
 
|Fair play ||n||Good behaviour and attitude in life generally.
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|Fair shake ||n||(Slang) - a fair chance or treatment.
 
 
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|Fairship ||n||Fairness, fair-dealing, honesty
 
|Fairship ||n||Fairness, fair-dealing, honesty
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|Fair-weathered ||adj||Suitable for use only during fair weather.
 
|Fair-weathered ||adj||Suitable for use only during fair weather.
 
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|Fair-weather friend ||n||One who is friendly, helpful, available only when it's advantageous or convenient to be so. 2. one unreliable in troubled time.
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|Fair-weather friend ||n||One who is friendly, helpful, available only when it's advantageous or convenient to be so.
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|Fair wind ||n||A favorable wind.
 
 
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|Fair-world ||n||A good time, state of prosperity.
 
|Fair-world ||n||A good time, state of prosperity.
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|Fall ||phr||"Fall After" - of a dream, to come true.
 
|Fall ||phr||"Fall After" - of a dream, to come true.
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|Fall ||phr||"Fall Among" - to come upon by chance, or hap.
 
 
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|Fall ||phr||"Fall At " - at hand; to be near at hand. 2. to be going to happen.
 
|Fall ||phr||"Fall At " - at hand; to be near at hand. 2. to be going to happen.
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|Fall-less ||adj||Having no Fall or Autumn. 2. fruit that stays on the vine. 3. aa boxer who cannot be knocked down.
 
|Fall-less ||adj||Having no Fall or Autumn. 2. fruit that stays on the vine. 3. aa boxer who cannot be knocked down.
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|Fall-line ||n||The brink of a plateau, as indicated by waterfalls. 2. a geomorphologic unconformity between an upland region of relatively hard crystalline basement rock and a coastal plain of softer sedimentary rock.
 
 
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|Fallness ||n||The state or condition of falling.
 
|Fallness ||n||The state or condition of falling.
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|False ||adj||Origin: Old French borrowed into Old English before 1000; 2. uttering or declaring what is untrue: a false witness. 3. not faithful or loyal; treacherous: a false friend. 4. tending to deceive or mislead; deceptive. 5. not genuine; counterfeit. 6. dishonestly; faithlessly; treacherously: 'did he speak false against me? 7. play someone false, to betray someone; be treacherous or faithless. 8.not in accordance with the truth or facts. 9. irregular or invalid: a false start. 10. untruthful or lying: a false tale. 11. not genuine, real, or natural; artificial; fake: false eyelashes. 12. being or intended to be misleading or deceptive. 13. based on mistaken or irrelevant ideas or facts: false pride. 14. ( prenominal ) (esp of plants) superficially resembling the species specified: false hellebore. 15. serving to supplement or replace, often temporarily: a false keel 16. music a. (of a note, interval, etc) out of tune. b. (of the interval of a perfect fourth or fifth) decreased by a semitone. c. (of a cadence) interrupted or imperfect.
 
|False ||adj||Origin: Old French borrowed into Old English before 1000; 2. uttering or declaring what is untrue: a false witness. 3. not faithful or loyal; treacherous: a false friend. 4. tending to deceive or mislead; deceptive. 5. not genuine; counterfeit. 6. dishonestly; faithlessly; treacherously: 'did he speak false against me? 7. play someone false, to betray someone; be treacherous or faithless. 8.not in accordance with the truth or facts. 9. irregular or invalid: a false start. 10. untruthful or lying: a false tale. 11. not genuine, real, or natural; artificial; fake: false eyelashes. 12. being or intended to be misleading or deceptive. 13. based on mistaken or irrelevant ideas or facts: false pride. 14. ( prenominal ) (esp of plants) superficially resembling the species specified: false hellebore. 15. serving to supplement or replace, often temporarily: a false keel 16. music a. (of a note, interval, etc) out of tune. b. (of the interval of a perfect fourth or fifth) decreased by a semitone. c. (of a cadence) interrupted or imperfect.
 
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|False ||phr||"Play (Someone) False" - to betray someone; be treacherous or faithless.
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|False ||phr||"Play Someone False" - to betray someone; be treacherous or faithless.
 
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|False dawn ||n||A transient light which precedes the true dawn by about an hour (a phenomena common in The East, also fig.
 
|False dawn ||n||A transient light which precedes the true dawn by about an hour (a phenomena common in The East, also fig.
 
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|Falsedom ||n||Treachery, truthlessness, falsehood.
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|Falsedom ||n||Treachery, truthlesness, falsehood.
 
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|False-hearted ||adj||Disloyal, perfidious.
 
|False-hearted ||adj||Disloyal, perfidious.
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|Far-down ||adj||Situated or existing below.
 
|Far-down ||adj||Situated or existing below.
 
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|Fare ||n||A going, journeying, course, passage, voyage. 2. expedition for a journey; the rigging out of a ship; apparel, belongings. 3. a road, track. 4. track or trace of a rabbit or hare. 5. a number of person prepared for a journey. 6. a troop, multitude; a swarm of flies. 7. a passage or excursion for which a price is paid; cost of conveyance (now of persons only), but formerly, also of money for goods transported. 8. passengers collectively, convoy of passengers that engage a vehicle plying for hire. 9. mode of proceeding, bearing, demeanor, appearance, aspect. 10. doings, proceedings, actions, fighting. 11. display, pomp, commotion, uproar, fuss. 12. condition, state or state of things, welfare of things, prosperity, success. 13. food, in regard to it's quality; supply or provision (abundance or scarcity)
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|Fare ||n||A going, journeying, course, passage, voyage. 2. expedition for a journey; the rigging out of a ship; apparel, belongings. 3. a road, track. 4. track or trace of a rabbit or hare. 5. a number of person prepared for a journey. 6. a troop, multitude; a swarm of flies. 7. a passage or excursion for which a price is paid; cost of conveyance (now of persons only), but formerly, also of money for goods transported. 8. passengers collectively, convoy of passengers that engage a vehicle plying for hire. 9. mode of proceeding, bearing, demeanour, appearance, aspect. 10. doings, proceedings, actions, fighting. 11. display, pomp, commotion, uproar, fuss. 12. condition, state or state of things, welfare of things, prosperity, success. 13. food, in regard to it's quality; supply or provision (abundance or scarcity)
 
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|Fare ||n||A farrow, a litter of pigs.
 
|Fare ||n||A farrow, a litter of pigs.
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|Far-end ||n||The extremities; the last stages of life, strength, resources.
 
|Far-end ||n||The extremities; the last stages of life, strength, resources.
 
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|Farer ||n||Voyager, tripper, distant traveler, seafarer, wayfarer, farfarer, far-goer.
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|Farer ||n||Voyager, tripper, distant traveler, seafarer, wayfarer, far-farer, far-goer.
 
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|Far-eyed ||adj||Far-sighted, far-seeing.
 
|Far-eyed ||adj||Far-sighted, far-seeing.
 
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|Farer ||n||Voyager, tripper, distant traveler, seafarer, wayfarer, farfarer.
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|Farer ||n||Voyager, tripper, distant traveler, seafarer, wayfarer, far-farer.
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|Fare-share ||n||A program designed to provide food for the needy.
 
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|Fare-thee-well ||n||Farewell; goodbye.
 
 
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|Fare up ||vb||To get.
 
|Fare up ||vb||To get.
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|Fast ||phr||"To Live Fast" - to expend quickly one's vital energy. 2. to have lived a dissipated life.
 
|Fast ||phr||"To Live Fast" - to expend quickly one's vital energy. 2. to have lived a dissipated life.
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|Fastback ||n||A car with a roof that slopes to the back.
 
 
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|Fast day ||n||A day of fasting.
 
|Fast day ||n||A day of fasting.
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|Fast-food ||n||A type of meal that is often standardized, prepared and served quickly. 2. a type of food that is quickly made, but of little nutritional value; junk food. 3. anything standardized, quickly available and inexpensive, but often of low value.
 
|Fast-food ||n||A type of meal that is often standardized, prepared and served quickly. 2. a type of food that is quickly made, but of little nutritional value; junk food. 3. anything standardized, quickly available and inexpensive, but often of low value.
 
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|Fast forward ||adj||A control on a tape or video player for advancing the tape rapidly. 2.
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|Fast forward ||adj||A control on a tape or video player for advancing the tape rapidly. 2.
 
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|Fast forward||vb||To advance a tape rapidly, sometimes while simultaneously playing it at high speed.
 
|Fast forward||vb||To advance a tape rapidly, sometimes while simultaneously playing it at high speed.
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|Fat-guts ||n||A man with a fat belly or stomach, often resulting from the frequent consumption of alcohol.
 
|Fat-guts ||n||A man with a fat belly or stomach, often resulting from the frequent consumption of alcohol.
 
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|Fat-head ||n||A fool, imbecile, dolt
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|Fat-head ||n||A fool, imbecile, dolt
 
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|Father ||n||A male who sires (and often raises) a child. 2. male donator of sperm which resulted in conception or fertilization. 3. a term of respectful address for an elderly man. 4. term of respectful address for a priest. 5. person who plays the role of a father in some way. 6. the founder of a discipline or science.
 
|Father ||n||A male who sires (and often raises) a child. 2. male donator of sperm which resulted in conception or fertilization. 3. a term of respectful address for an elderly man. 4. term of respectful address for a priest. 5. person who plays the role of a father in some way. 6. the founder of a discipline or science.
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|Father ||n||"The Holy Father" - The Pope; His Holy Fatherhood.
 
|Father ||n||"The Holy Father" - The Pope; His Holy Fatherhood.
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|Father-better ||adj||Better than one's father.
 
 
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|Father-God ||n||The God of creation.
 
|Father-God ||n||The God of creation.
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|Fatherlandless ||adj||Unpatriotic. 2. stateless, born at sea, without a nationality.
 
|Fatherlandless ||adj||Unpatriotic. 2. stateless, born at sea, without a nationality.
 
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|Fatherless ||adj||Having no father. 2. without a living father. 3. of a book etc, without a known author, anonymous.
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|Fatherless ||adj||Having no father. 2. of a book etc, without a known author, anonymous.
 
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|Fatherlessness ||n||State or condition of being fatherless.
 
|Fatherlessness ||n||State or condition of being fatherless.
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|Father-to-be ||n||A male partner of a pregnant woman (mother-to-be), especially when for the first time.
 
|Father-to-be ||n||A male partner of a pregnant woman (mother-to-be), especially when for the first time.
 
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|Fathom ||n||The embracing arms = bosom (OE. only). 2. fig. grasp, power. 3. object of the embrace - the wife of thy bosom. 4. stretching of the arms in a straight line to the full extent, about six feet. 5. breadth of one's comprehension, grasp of intellect or ability. 6. a measure of length. 7. length by outstretched arms, including the hands to the tip of the longest finger; hence a definite measure of six feet.
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|Fathom ||n||The embracing arms = bosom (OE. only). 2. fig. grasp, power. 3. object of the embrace - the wife of thy bosom. 4. stretching of the arms in a straight line to the full extent. 5. breadth of one's comprehension, grasp of intellect or ability. 6. a measure of length. 7. length by outstretched arms, including the hands to the tip of the longest finger; hence a definite measure of six feet.
 
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|Fathom ||vb||To encircle with extended arms. 2. get to the bottom of, to understand. 3. to ascertain the depth of,l to sound.
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|Fathom ||phr||"Fathom's deep" - deep in many respect. 2. excessively deep.
 
|Fathom ||phr||"Fathom's deep" - deep in many respect. 2. excessively deep.
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|Fathom-lessness ||n||State or condition of being fathomless.
 
|Fathom-lessness ||n||State or condition of being fathomless.
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|Fathom-wood ||n||Waste timber at shipbuilding yard, sold to fathom lots.
 
 
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|Fatless ||adj||Without fat or greasy matter.
 
|Fatless ||adj||Without fat or greasy matter.
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|Fatness ||n||Quality of being fat, or overweight. 2 plumpness, corpulence. 3. breadth or thickness. 4. of a, or belonging to a tree: oiliness, juiciness. 5. of soil: unctuousness, fertility, luxuriance 5. that which makes fertile; of a fertilizing property or virtue.
 
|Fatness ||n||Quality of being fat, or overweight. 2 plumpness, corpulence. 3. breadth or thickness. 4. of a, or belonging to a tree: oiliness, juiciness. 5. of soil: unctuousness, fertility, luxuriance 5. that which makes fertile; of a fertilizing property or virtue.
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|Fat shame ||n||Cause (someone judged to be fat or overweight) to feel humiliated by making mocking or critical comments about their size.
 
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|Fat-shaming ||n||The deriding or criticising of someone's obesity.
 
 
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|Fat stock ||n||Livestock fattened for slaughter.
 
|Fat stock ||n||Livestock fattened for slaughter.
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|Fax-wax ||n||A strong fibrous band extending from the dorsal vertebrae to the occiput, and supporting the head in many mammals, as the horse. (Also "paxwax").
 
|Fax-wax ||n||A strong fibrous band extending from the dorsal vertebrae to the occiput, and supporting the head in many mammals, as the horse. (Also "paxwax").
 
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|Fay ||vb||OE fegan: to unite; to fit, adapt, or join. 2. to put together, unite closely with, add, compose. 3. fix or fasten in position. 4. to fit, furnish with. 5. to suit, to match with. 6. of a coat: to fit or fay in. 5. to suit, match with. 6. do, suit, go on. favourably, succeed. 7. shipbuilding: to fit (a piece of timber) closely or accurately to another. 8. of timber: to fit close, so as to leave no intervening space.
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|Fay ||vb||To fit, adapt, or join. 2. to put together, add, compose. 3. fix or fasten in position. 4. to fit, furnish with. 5. to suit, to match with. 6. of a coat: to fit or fay in. 5. to suit, match with. 6. do, suit, go on. favourably, succeed. 7. shipbuilding: to fit (a piece of timber) closely or accurately to another. 8. of timber: to fit close, so as to leave no intervening space.
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|Fay ||adj||OE faege: fated; about to die, doomed; fey.
 
 
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