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fal'clilon, fdPchun, n. A broad-bladed

fal^con, f6'cn or fal'CQn, n. A diurnal
bird of prey;
hawk.— fal'-
con-er, fS'cn-
er, n. One who
Breeds, trains, or hunts
with falcons for sport.—
faFcon-ry, fS'cn-rl, n.
The training or using of
falcons for sport.

fall, fdl, vi. [fell, fel;

FALL'EN; FALL'ING.] 1. ^ ^ „ ,

To descend by the force Great-footed Fal-
of gravity; drop; sink; gJS.V^J"*'^-
decline; decrease; droop; ^^^' /*>
die. 2* To sin; err; apostatize. 3. To
pass or be transferred, as by chance, inher-
itance, etc.; happen* come to pass. - fall^-
en, a. Overthrown; disgraced; ruined; dead.

fall, n. 1. The act of fallhig. 2. A
waterfall. 3. Autumn. 4. The rope of
a tackle.

fal^a-cy, fal'a-si, n. [-cies», pL] Delu-
sion; error; false reasoning.— fal-la/cious,
fal-l€'8hu8, a. Deceitful; deceptive, -ly,
adv. -ness* n.

fal^l-bl(e, fal'i-bl, o. Liable to error;
misleading.— faP^li-bil'i-ty, n. faFli-
bl(e-nesst.->faPli-bly» adv.

Hr; fifltlfre (fntore); cdde; an (out); ell; e (k); cliat; dl& {the); ffo; sins, ^V^l tUi"^

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fal'loiv, fal'O. I. vt. & vi. To make,
keep, or become fallow. II. o. 1. Left
unseeded after beins^ plowed; ancultivar
ted; Delected. 2* Pale-yellow or pale-
red. III. n. Land left fallow; also,
cleared woodland.— -faFlow deer, A Eu-
ropean deer, about 8 feet high.

false, fdls. I. a. Contrarvto truth or
fact; counterfeit; artificial; incorrect; not
real; unfaithful; treacherous. II. adv.
Falsely.— false'hood, n. Falseness; un-
truthfulness; a lie; counterfeit.— false'ly.

Ing; a false statement.- fal'si-fl'''er, n.—
fal'si-fy, fSl'8l-taI, vt. & vl. [-fied; -ft"-
iNG.] To misrepresent; disprove; counter-
feit; tamper with or pervert; lie.— faPsi-
ty, fSI'sI-tl, n. [-TIES*, pi.] The quality of
being false; a false statement, thing, or ap-

fal-set'to, f«l-set'0, n. The artificial
tones of the voice, higher than the natural

fainter, fSl'tgr, tt. & vi. To speak bro-
kenly; act with weakness; waver; totter.

fame, f§m, n. Public reputation; renown;

fa-mlFlar, fa-mil'yar. I. a. 1. Well
acquainted; thoroughly versed. 2. Inti-
mate; informal; forward; free. 3. Well
known^ common; unaffected. II. n. 1.
A familiar friend. 2» An attendant de-
mon. 3. A servant of the Inquisition.
-ly.adt?.- fa-mll'^i-ar'i-ty, n. [-ties«,
pl.li The state of being familiar; Intimacy;
unceremoniousness; freedom.— fa - in i P -
iar-Ize, vt. [-ized; -i'zing.] To make
familiar; accustom.

fam'i-ly, fam'i-li. I. a. Of, belonging
to, or suitable for a family. II. n.
[-LIBS*, pi.] 1 . A group of persons, con-
sisting of parents and their children; a
housenold; house; line; clan; tribe; race.
2. Distinguished or ancient lineage; de-
scent. 3. A class or group of like or re-
lated things.

faiii'ln(e, fam'in, n. A wide-spread
scarcity of food; dearth.

fam^isnS fam'ish, vt. & vi. To perish or
cause to perish from hunger or thirst; starve.

fa'mons, fe'mus, a. Having fame; cele-
brated; renowned.— fa'mou8-ly, adv.

fan, fan. I. vt. [fanned; fan'ninq.]
To excite, as fire, by a fan; winnow, as
grain. II. n. A light, flat implement or
other device for agitating the air.

fa-nat'ic, fa-nat'ic, n. One intemperate
in zeal; a religious zealot.— fa-nat'lc-al,
a. fa-nat'ic:(.— fa-nat'ic-al-ly, adv.

— f a*nat'i*ci sm, n. The spirit or conduct
of a fanatic; unreasonable zeal.

fan'cl-er, fan'si-er, n. 1 . A breeder and
seller of birds and animals; an amateur.
2. A dreamer.

fan^ci-ful, fan'sl-ful, a. Proceeding
from or produced by fancy; ideal; odd;
mnreal; visionary; whimsical, -ly, adv.
-ness, n.

fan'cy, fan'si. I. vi. & vi. [fan'cied;
FAN'cY-iNG.] To su^posc: conccivc in
the fancy; have a notion of; form a fan-
cy; imagine; take a liking lo. II. a.
Pertaining to or proceeding from fancy.
III. n. [fan'cies', pi.} 1 . The power
or act of forming mental images at ran-
dom; imagination in its lower form. 2>
A visionary notion; vagary. 3. A liking;
that which one likes; a pet pursuit: hob-
by; fad. [dance.

fan-dan^go, fan-da^'go, n. A Spanlfli

fane, f§n, n. A sanctuary; temple.

fang, fang, n. A long tooth or task, as of
a serpent; the root of a tooth.

fan-tas^tlc, fan-tas'tic, a. 1. Odd; gro-
tesque; capricious; whimsical. 2. Fanci-
ful; illusory, fan-tas'tic-ali.

fan'ta-sy, } fan'ta-si, n. [-siks*, pi.]

plian'ta>sy, {Fancy; a fantastic notioo,
device, or design.

far, fflr. I. a. [far'ther or ftjr'thkr;
far'thest or fur'thest.] Remote; dis-
tant; reaching a long way. II. adv. !•
At a distance. 2. To a great distance or
degree; by very much. 3. From afar.

farce, fdrs, n. A short, grotesque comedy:
something ridiculous; an absurd failure.-
far'ci-cal, fflr'sl-cal, a. Burlesque; absurd.

fare, far. I. vi. [fared; far'ing.] To
be in any state: get on* happen; turn out;
be provided as regards food and drink.
II. n. 1. Passage-money. 2. A pafr
senger. 3. Food and drink; di^; eatables.

fare'wel(l', ffir'wel'. I. 'a. Parting;
closing. II. w. A parting salutation; a
good-by; adieu; parting. III. interj.
May you fare well: used only at parting.

fa-rFna, fa-rl'na or -roi'no, n. A meal
or flour made from Indian com or other
cereals. — far^l-na'ceous, f ar"i-ng'shiu8, a.
1. Consisting or made of meal or flour. 2.
Containing or yielding starch.

farm, farm, v. I.t. 1. To cultivate as
a farm. 2 . To contract for at a fixed per-
centage, as taxes, etc. II. i. To carry
on farming; be a farmer.- fann'er, «.
One who farms; an agriculturist.— farm'-
inir, n. The management of or labor on t
farm; agriculture.

papfl, gek; at, air; el^m^nt, thdy, usf ge; It, |, t (ee); o, oh; erat^r, er; f nll,rl≤ but,

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farm, fOrm. n. A landed property de-

- voted to afinriculture.

far^o, f&r'o or fd'ro, n. A game of cards.

-■ far^rl-er, far'i-sr, n. One who shoes
horses; a veterinary surgeon.— far'ri-
er-y* n. The business or shop of a farrier.

•- far'rour, far'O. I. vt. & vi. To give

birth to; bring forth youn^: said of swine.

II. n. A little pig, or a litter of pigs.

far^rour, a. Not producing young during

a given year, as a cow. [mperl. of far.

farther, far'thest, a. & adv., compar. &

: far^thlns, fdr'dhing, n. One-fourth of

I a penny, or about one-half of a cent.

; fas'ct-nate, fas'i-n§t, t?^. A f>i. [-na'ted*;
-NA'TiNQ.] To bewitch; enchant; capti-
vate.— faa^ci-na^tion, n. The act of fas-
cinating; enchantment; charm,

; fasli^ioiitfash'un. I. vt. To frame; mold;
make; lit. II. n. 1. The prevailing
mode, as in dress. 2. Manner; method;
way. 3. The make or shape of a thing;
appearance; form.— fa8h^ion-a-bl(e. a.
Conforming to the fashion; approved by
polite usage.— fash'ion-a-bly, adv.
fast<*, fgst vi. To abstain from food.
— faat'lnff, n. Abstinence from food.

- fast^, a. Firm; secure; lasting; steadfast.

— fast^t adv. Firmly; securely; soundly.

faat«, a. 1. Swift; speedy. 2. Ahead of
the standard, as a timepiece. 3. Dissi-
pated; dissolute.— fasta, adv. Rapidly;

fast, n. Abstinence from food, or a pe-
riod prescribed forit.— fast'sday^, n. A
day set apart for religious fasting.

fapt'en, fgs'n, v. 1. 1. To make fast; se-
cure; attach; fix; bind. II. i. To take
fast hold; cleave; cling.— faat^en-er, n.
One who or that which fastens.— fast^en-
infft n. !• The act of making fast. 2.
That which fastens, as a bolt.

fas-tid^i-ous, fas-tid'i-us, a. Hard to
please; overnice; squeamish. -ly, adv.
-nesSf n.

fast^ness, fgst'nes, n. 1. A fortress;
stronghold. 2. The state of being fast.

fat, fat. I. vt. & vi. [pat'tbd«>; pat'-
TiNQ.] To fatten. II. a. Jpat'tbr;
fat'tbst.] 1. Having much fat; corpu-
lent j plump. 2. Prosperous; thriving; lu-
crative. Ill.n. 1. A white greasy com-
pound found In animal or vegetable tis-
sues. 2. The richest part of anything.
— fat'ly, adv.-fat^ness, n.

fa'tal, ffi'tal, a. l. Bringing or connected
with death or ruin: destructive; deadlv;
ominous. 2. Fateful.— fa^tal-isin, n. The
doctrine that every event Is predetermined
and inevitable.— fa^tal -ist, n. A believer
in fataUsm.— fa-taPi-ty, fa-tal'I-tl, «.

[-TIES'. pZ.] 1. A state of being fated: des-
tiny. *Z* A fatal event; death.— fa^tal-ly«
fate, fdt, n. 1. Predetermined and in-
evitable necessity; destiny; fortune; lot;
doom; death. 2. pi. [F-] €fr, & Bom.
Myth. The three goddesses supposed to

. control all destinies.— farted, pa. Des-
tined; doomed.— fate^fu I, a. I, Deter-
mined by fate: deciding destiny. 2* Fatal.

farther, fa'dhgr. 1. vJL. 1. To adopt.
2- To charge the responsibility for: with
on or upon. II. n. 1 . The male parent of
a child. 2 • Any male anceptor ; forefather ;
patriarch. 3. A venerable man; priest;
clei^yman; ancient church writer: author;
founder. 4. TF-] The Deity; God; the
first person in the Trinity .— fa'ther-hood,
n. The state or relation of a father.— fa'-
ther«in«law^^ n. The father of one's
spouse.— farther-land'^, n. The land of
one's birth.- fa'ther-les8« a. Not having
a living father.— fa^ther-li-neas, n.—
fa^ther-ly, a. Of or pertaining to a fa-
ther: paternal.

fatb'oin, fadVmn. I. vt. To find the
depth of; sound; comprehend. II. n.
[path'oms or PATH'OM, pl.'\ A measure
of length. 6 feet— fath^om-less, a. Un-

fa-tlgue^, f^-^^. I. vt, [pA-TioirED';
PA-TiGu'iNG.] To weary: tfre out. II.
n. Exhaustion of strength by toil; weari-
ness; also, labor.

fatting, fatiing. I. a. Fat; plump.
II. n. A young animal fattened for

fat'ten, fat'n, vt. & vi. To make or be-
come fat, plump, or productive; grow rich.

fat'ty, fat'i, a. Fat; unctuous.

fat^u-ous, fat'yu-us, a. Stubbornly fool-
ish; idiotic; inane.— fa-tu^i-tv, fa-titi'i-
ti, n. Obstinate or conceited folly: imbe-

fau^cet, fS'set, n. A spout with a valve,
for drawing liquids through a pipe.

fault, fSlt, n. 1. An offense; failing;
neglect. 2. A defect; blemish; break In
strata.— faiilt^less, a. Without fault.—
-ly, adv. -ness. n.— fanlt^y, a. Having
faults; erroneous; wrong.— fanlt^i-ly, adv.
— fault'i-nesa, n.

faun, f6n. n. Rom. Myth. A deity of the
woods and herds, half 'human, with pointed
ears and goats' feet.

fau^na, fS'na, n. [pau'n^, fS'nt or
fau'ne, or pau'nas, fS'naz, pi.] The ani-
mals living within a given area or a stated

fa'vop, fe'v^r. I. vt. 1. To treat with
favor; befriend; promote. 2. [CoUoq.]

fir; fiatl^re (future); aisle; an (out); ell; c (k); cbat; dli (the); ffo; sins, i^k; tbin.

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To look like. II. n. 1. Kind feeling; a
kind and helpful act; a token; a letter.
2J. Aspect; looks; beauty.— fa'vor-a-
bl(e« a. Convenient; advantageous; friend-
ly.— fa'vor-a-bly, adv.

f«'vor-lt(e, f6'vgr-It. I. a. Favored;
preferred. 11., n. A person or thing par-
ticularly liked or favored.— fa'vor.it-wm,
n. A favoring unfairly; partiality.

faivn, fdn, vi. To show crin^ng fondness,
as a dog. [brown color.

twLW n, «. A voung deer ; a light yellowish-
fay, f6, n. A fairy.

fe'al-ty, ft'al-ti, n. Fidelity, as of a vas-
sal to his lord; loyalty.

fear, f tr. l,vt.& vi. To be apprehensive
or dfraid of; be feaxtnl or afraid; venerate:
revere. II. w. 1. An emotion excited
by threatening or apprehended evil ; alarm ;
dread; terror. 2* A cause of fear. 3.
Reverence; awe.— fear'ful, a. 1. Afraid;
apprehensive; timid. JJ, Inspiring fear; ter-
rible, -ly, ado. -ness* n.— fear'less,
a. Being without fear, -ly, adv. -ness,
n.— fear^some, a. Fearful.

fea^si-bl(e, fl'zi-bl, a. That may be
done; practicable.- fea"8i-bll'l-ty. n.
Capablll& of being effected or accomplished;

Jractlcabillty.— fea 'si - bl(e - ness, n.—
iea'si-bly, adv.

feast, ftst. I*, vt. & vi. To give or en-
joy a feast; delight. II. n. A sumptu-
ous repast; great enjoyment; a festival.

feat, fit, n. A notable act or performance,
as one showing skill, endurance, or daring.

featli'er, iedh'gr. I. vt. & vi. 1. To
cover or be covered with feathers. 2. To
turn the blade of (an oar) nearly horizon-
tal in recovering. II, n. 1. One of the
fluffy growths mat form the plumage of a
bird. 2. In rowing, the act of feathering,
— featb ' eredt a.— feath ' er - y. «.
Covered with or resembling feathers; Ught,
soft, or fluffy.

f e M^t 11 r e , fl'chur or -ti^r, n. 1 . Any part
of the human face. 2. pi. The face. 3.
A salient point. [to fever.

feb'ril(e, feb'ril or ft'bril, a. Pertaining

Feb'ru-a-ry, feb'ru-^ri, n. The second
month of the year, having twenty-eight or,
in leap-years, twenty-nine days.

fec'nnd, fec'und, a. Fruitful; prolific.
— fec'nn-date, vt. [-DA'TEDd; -da"-
TiNG.] To make fruitful; Impregnate.—
fec-un^di-ty* n. Productiveness; frul^

fed* fed, imp. of feed, v.

fed'er-al, fed'gr-al, a. 1. Pertaining to
a union of states under one general govern-
ment. 2 . Pertaining to a treaty, league, or
covenant.— fed'er-ate. I. vt. & vt. To

unite In a federation. II. a. Leagrued; con-
federate; federal.— fed^er^a'tion 9 fed'-
er-£'shun, n. The act of uniting under
a federal government; a federated body;
league. [to; tip; hire; bribe.

fee, ft, vt. [PBBD ; pbe'inq.I To pay a fee

fee^, n. 1. A payment, as for profeBsional
service. 2. A charge for some privilege.

fee^, n. 1. Law. An estate of inherit-
ance. 2. Feudal Law. A fief. 3. Own-
ership; property.— fee sfanple, an estate
of infientance free from condition.

fee'UCet ft'bl, a. Lacking strength or
vigor; weak, -ness, n.— fee'bly, adv.

feed, ftd. I. vt. &vi. [fed, fed; feed'-
iNG.J To give food to; use for food: take
food; eat; nourish; supply. II. n, Food,
as of animals.

feel, fll, v. [felt, felt; feel'ing.] 1. 1.

I. To perceive, as by the touch. 2. To
be conscious of; be moved by. H. i. 1 .
To have (a si)ecified) feeling; as, to fed,
cold. 2 . To give a sensation to the touch :
as, Xa feel rough. 3. To be full of feel-
ing.— feel'er, n. 1. One who or' that
which feels. 2. An antenna: tentacle. 3*
An indirect approach; a venture. — feel'-
ing. I. fta. FoBsessed of warm sensibili-
ties; sympathetic; fervent; Impassioned.

II. n. Touch; sensation; sentiment; emo-
tion; sensibility, -ly, adv.

feet, fit, n. Plural or foot.

feign, f§n, v. 1, t. 1. To simulate; pre-
tend. 2. To invent or imagine. II. i. To

feint, fant. 1\ vi. To make a feint. II.
n. An appearance assumed to mislead; a
deceptive movement: pretended attack.

feld^spar^, feld'spdr', n. A mineral con-
sisting chiefly of aluminum and silica.

fe-Ilc^l-tate, f§-lis'i-t§t, vt. [-ta'ted*;
-TA'TiNG.] To wish joy or happiness to.
— fe-lic"l-ta'tloir, n.

fe-llc'l»ty, f§-li8'i-ti, n. [-ties*, jrfj 1.
Happiness; content; bliss. 2. Happy
faculty; a clever expression; appropriate-
ness.— fe-lic'i-tous, a. Marked oy or
producing felicity; happy: appropriate. -1 j,
adv. [cats; cat-like; sly.

fe^llne, ftlcdn, a. Of or pertaining to

fell, fel, vt. !• To cause to fall; cut
down. 2. To finish with a fell (comiMire
fellow.): said of seams.— felPer, n,

fell, imp. of FALL, V.

fell, a. Fierce; cruel; inhuman; hideous.

fell^ n. A seam finished with a flat
smooth strip.

felP, n. 1. Hair. 2||. A hide or pelt.

fel'lah, fel'fl, n. [fel'lahs» or fki:.*iji»
xxN', pl.\ A peasant; laborer, as in Egypt

papfi, gsk; at, air; el^mjjnt, th6y, us|ge; It, g, 1 (ee); o, oh; erat^r, er; fun. rftles but.

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fel^loe, teV6, n. Same as fsllt.

feFloiv, fel'O. I. a. Joined; asBOciated;
associate. II. n. 1. A person; com-
panion; counterpart; equal. 2. An infe-
rior or worthless person. 3. The holder
of a fellowship. 4. A member of a so-
ciety.— fePlow»feel'^liig, fel'o-fll'ing, n.
Sympathy.— fel'low-ship, fel'5-shlp, n.
!• The state of being a comrade or com-
panion; friendly intercourse; communion.
9. A band; company. 3. A privileged posi-
tion, as of a graduate in a college.

feFly, < fel'i, fel'o, n. [pbl'libs', pbl'-

fel'loe, JLOES", M A segment of the
rim of a wooden wheel.

fel^on, fel'un. I. a. 1. Obtained by
felony. 2. Wicked; criminal; treacher-
ous. II. 71. 1. One who has committed
a felony, ft. Inflammation of the perios-
teum, as on a finger.

fePo-ny, fel'o-ni, n. F-nibs", pi.] A
grave or capital crihie.— •fe-lo'nl-ous, fg-
rs'nl-uB, a. Showing criminal purpose.
-ly, ach.

fel'8par'^ fel'sp^ir", n. Same as fbldspab.

felt, felt, n. A fabric of matted wool, fur,
or hair.

felt, imp. of FBBL, V.

fe^male, ft'mgl. I. a. Of or pertaining
to the sex that brings forth young or pro-
duces ova; feminine. 11, n. A person
or animal of the female sex.

fem'l-nliiCe, fem'i-nin, a. Belonging to
or characteristic of womankind; woman-
ly.— fem"l-nlii^-ty, n. fem'l-nlne-ness:!:.

fem'o-ral, fem'o-rcQ, a. Pertaining to
the thigh.

fen, fen, n. A marsh; bog.

fence, fens, v. [PENCEDt; pbn'cinq.] I.
t. To enclose with a fence; secure; pro-
tect. II. i. 1. To practise with a foil
or sword; strive skilfully, as in debate.
2. To provide a fence or defense.— fen'-
cinir, n. 1, The art of attacking and de-
fending, as with a foil or sword. iJ, Material
for fences; fences collectively.

fence, n. 1. A structure, as of rails, for
enclosing land; a defense; shield; bul-
wark. 2', The use of weapons, as in fen-
cing; repartee.

fend<*, fend, ». I. t To ward off; de-
fend; guard. II. i. To fence; parry.

— fend'er, fend'gr, n. One who or that
which defends or wards off; any protecting
device, as a guard before an open fire.

Fe^nl-an, fl'ni-an, n. One of an Irish
society that seeks independence for Ireland.

fen^nel, fen'el, n. A tall aromatic Eu-
ropean herb with yellow flowers.

fer-ment^**, ffir-ment', v. I. t. To pro-

duce fermentation in; agitate. II. i. To
undergo fermentation; be in agitation.
— fer-ment'a-bl(e or -i-ll(e, a.

fer'nient, fer'ment, n. 1. A substance
productive of fermentation. 2. Excite-
ment or agitation.— fer'^men-ta^tion, n.
1 • A chemical decomposition of an organic
compound, as of sugar In the production of
alcohol, a. Commotion; excitement.— fer-
ment^a-tivCe, a. Causing, or capable of
causing, fermentation; fermenting.

fern, fern, n. A flowerless plant with
feathery leaves.— fem'y,
a. Abounding in or resem-
bling ferns.

fe-ro^clous, f§-ro'8hus,
a. Fierce; savage; rapa-
cious, -ly, adv. -ness,
n.— fe-roc'i-ty, fe-res'I-
tl, n. [-TiB8«, pl.J The
state or quality of being
ferocious; fierce cruelty.

fer'ret.fer'ft. I'^.vt. 1.
To find by keen search: '
with out. 2. To hunt
with ferrets. II. n. A
weaseUlike carnivore,
usually white with red
eyes: used to hunt rab-
bits, rats, etc.

fer'rt-age, fer'i-0j, n. \
The act of ferrving; con- ^
veyance by I'erry; toll ■
charged for ferrying.

fer-ru'g:l-nous,fer-ra- Fema
ji-nos,a. Of or like iron. *"**«•

fer^rnle, fer'il, n. A metal ring or cap, as
on the end of a cane.

fer'rjr, fer'i. I. vt.&vi. [per'ribd; per'-
RY-iNo.] To convey or go over water on
a boat. II. n. [per'ribs*, pi.] A sys-
tem of ferriage; boat for crossing a river
or the like; place of crossing by Iwat.

— fer'ry « Doat'", «.— fer'ry-man, n.
One who has charge of a ferry.

fer'tllCe, ffir'til, a. Producing, or capable
of producing, abundantly; fruitful; plenti-
ful.— fei^tilCe-Iy, ac?».— fer-tlll-ty, n.

fer^tll-lze or -Ise, fgr'til-aiz, vt. F-i»ed;
-I'ziNG.] To render fertile or fruitful; en-
rich, [ing children.

fer^nle, fer'ul, n. A flat stick for punisb-

fer'Tent, fgr'vgnt, a. 1 . Ardent m feel-
ing; fervid. 2. Burning; hot. -iy, adv*
-ness, 11.— fer'ven-cy, n. Fervor; zeal.

fer'vla, ferMd, a. 1. Burning with zeal;
eager; vehement. 2. Hot; fiery, -ly, adt?.
— fer-vid'i-ty, fei^vid-ness, n.

fer'Tor, fgr'vor, n. 1 . Intensity of feel-
ing; ardor; zeal. 2. Heat; warmth.

Or; fifttg^re (fatore); aisle; an (out); oil; c (k); cliat; dli (th^); go; eing, i^k; tbin.

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fei/tal, fee^tal, a. Pertaining to a festiyal
or a feast; festive.

fes^ter, fes't^r. I. vt. & vi. To ulcerate;
corrapt. II. n. The act of festering; an
ulceroos sore.

fes^ti-val, fes'ti-val. I. a. Festive. II.
n. A period of feasting or celebration.

fes^tlTle, fes'tiv, a. Pertaining or suited
to a feast; gay.— fes-tiv'I-ty, n. [-ties",
/>?.] A festive celebration; gaiety; merry-

fes-toon^, fes-tun'. I. vt. To decorate
with or make into festoons. II. n. A
decorative band hanging in a curve be-
tween two points.

festal, fl'tol, a. Of or pertahiing to a
fetus, foe^talt*

fetch, fech. !«. vt. 1. To go after and
bring; bring; convey; accoinplish; reach.
2. To bring as a price. II. n. 1. An
act of fetchmg. 2. A stratagem.

f^ftte* UU n. ATcstlval; holiday.

fe'tich , fe'tich-isiUf etc. Same as fstish.

fet^id, fet'id, a. Emitting an offensive

fe^tlMta, fl'tish or fet'ish, n. An object
-worshiped among savages as the incarna-
tion of a spirit. — fe^dsh-ism, n.

fetlock, fet'lec, n. The tuft of hair above
a horse's hoof; also, the projection and
tiie joint at this place.

fetter, fet'er. I. vt. To fasten fetters
upon; shackle. II. n. A shackle for the
feet; any bond.

fetus, fi'tus, n. Unborn offspring.

I'endif fiOd, n. Vindictive hostility between
families or clans, commonly hereditary.

forud^, n. Land held of a superior on con-
dition of rendering service.— feu'dal, flu'-
dal, a. Pertaining to the relation of lord
and vassal.— fen'dal-ism, n. The medieval
European system of land tenure on condi-
tion of military service, feudal systemt*
— feuMal-ly, adv.

fe'ver, fi'vgr. I. vt. To affect with fever.
II. n. 1. A disorder marked by high
temperature, quickened pulse, etc. 2.
Extreme excitement.— fe'ver-lsh, a. Af-
fected with fever; hot; Impatient.

fei«r, fid, a. Small or limited in number;
not many.— few'ness, n.

fez, fez, n. A brimless Turkish felt cap,
usually red, with a black tassel.

fl'^an'^c^', ft* QA'sg', n. rri'AN'c6B',/<?m.]
An affianced or betrothed person.

fl-as^co, ft-Qs'cO, n. A humiliating failure.

fl'at, fcd'at, n. An authoritative command.

fib, fib. I. vi. [fibbed; pib'binq.I To
tell a fib. II. n. A petty falsehood.

fi'ber, {. fai'bsr, n. 1. A fine tf»«id; a
fi'bre, f substance cmnposed of fltreads or
filaments. 2. Tbe essence of aaytMng;
strength; nerve.— flnWn, fcd'briav », A
white threadlike substance found Ik cpigfp-
lated blood and In cereals.— fi^brMM* a.

Composed of or havlngtlie character of flbevs.

fiek^l(e, fik'l, a. Inconstant; chan^efal;
capricious.— flek'I(e-ne«B, n.

fie'tlKe, fic'tU, a. Pertaining to pottevy;

fie'tlon, flc'shun, n. A representing- ©f
that which is not true; a fabrication; fieti-
tious narrative; novel. — flc-tFUona, fic-
tish'us, a. Imaginary; counterfeit; false.

fid'dle, fid'l. I. vt. & vi. [fid'dlei^;
fid'dling.J To play on a fiddle- trifle or
toy with. II. n. A violin.— fldMier, n.

fi-del'1-ty, fi-del'i-ti, n. 1 . Faithfulnes&;
loyalty. 2. Truthfulness; accuracy.

fidg'et, flj'gt. l,vt.& vi. To make fldg^
ety; worry; move restlessly. II. n.
Nervous restiessness.- fldg'et-y, a. Nerv-
ous; uneasy; restless.

fie, fai, interj. An expression of impa-
tience or disapproval. [feudal tenure.

fief, ftf, n. A landed estate held under

field, ftld n. 1 . A large piece of land en-
closed. 2. A region; open expanse; tbe
open country. 3 . A sphere of action; bat-
tle-ground ; battle.— fleld'sday'^, n. A day
devoted to open-air exercise, as of troofia;
day of excitement; gala-day.- f.^suBi, «. a
cannon mounted on wheels for rapid movo>
ment In the field.— f.smarshal. n. Mii. A
European general officer of the hiehest rank.
— f.soflicer, n. Mil. An officer above a cai>-
taln and below a general; a major, lieutciiant«
colonel, or colonel.— f.spiece, n. Same as
FIELD-GUN.— f.ssport 8, n. pi. Outdoor
sports, as hunting, shootli^, and racing.

fiend, find, n. 1. A devil; demon. 2.
A devotee, as of opium. — flend'ish, a.
-ly, adv. -ness, n.

fierce, firs, a. Savage; ferocious; furious;
passionate, -ly, adv. -ness, n.

fler'y, fair'i, a. [riER'i-ER; pibr'i-bst.]
Of, pertaining to, or like fire; burning;
hot; passionate; spirited.— flein-ly, adtJ.
— fier'i-ness, n.

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