Fair-star to Fairy Rings

Fair-star The Princess Fair-star, in love with Prince Chery, whom she sets to obtain for her "the dancing water," "the singing apple," and "the green bird" (q.v.). This tale is borrowed from the fairy tales of Straparola the Milanese. (1550.) Chery and Fair-star, by the Countess d'Aulnoy.

Fair Trade Smuggling.

"Neither Dirk Hatteraick nor any of his sailors, all well known men in the fair trade, were again seen upon that coast." - Sir Walter Scott: Guy Mannering, chap. x.
    Latterly the phrase has been introduced into politics to signify reciprocity of protection or free-trade. That is, free-trade to those nations that grant free-trade to us, and vice versa.

Fair Way In a fair way. On the right tack. The "fair way" is the proper track through a channel.

Fair and Square Honestly, justly, with straightforwardness.

Fair fall you Good befall you.

Fair Play is a Jewel As a jewel is an ornament of beauty and value, so fair play is an honourable thing and a "jewel in the crown" of the player.

Fairies good and bad.
   AFREET or EFREET, one of the Jinn tribe, of which there are five. (See Story of the Second Calendar.)
   APPARITION. A ghost.
   ARIEL. (See Ariel.)
   BANSHEE or BENSHEE, an Irish fairy attached to a house. (See Banshee.)
   BOGGART. (Scotch.) A local hobgoblin or spirit.
   BOGIE or BOGLE, a bugbear (Scotch form of bug). (See Bogie.)
   BROWNIE, a Scotch domestic fairy; the servants' friend if well treated. (See Brownie.)
   BUG or BUGBEAR, any imaginary thing that frightens a person. (Welsh, bwg. (See Bug.)
   CAULD LAD (The), the Brownie of Hilton Hall. (See Cauld Lad.)
   DJINN, JIN, or GINN (Arabian).(See Jinn.)
   DUENDE (3 syl.), a Spanish house-spirit.(See Duende.)
   DWARF, a diminutive being, human or superhuman. (Anglo-Saxon, dweorg.)
   DWERGER, DWERGUGH, or DUERGAR, Gotho- German dwarfs, dwelling in rocks and hills. (Anglo-Saxon,dweorgh.)
   ELF (plu. ELVES), fairies of diminutive size, supposed to be fond of practical jokes. (Anglo-Saxon, ælf. (See Elf.)
   ELLE-MAID or ELLE-WOMAN, ELLE-FOLK, of Scandinavia.
   ESPRIT FOLLET, the house-spirit of France.
   FAIRY or FAERIE (plu. FAIRIES), a supernatural being, fond of pranks, but generally pleasing. (German and French, fee.)
   FAMILIAR (A), an evil spirit attendant on witches, etc. (See Familiar.)
   FATA, an Italian fay, or white lady.
   FATES, the three spirits (Clotho, Lachesis, and Atropos) which preside over the destiny of every individual. (Latin, fata.)
   FAY (plu. FAYS), same as Fairy (q.v..)
   FEAR DEARG (The), i.e. Red Man. A house-spirit of Munster.
   GENII (plu.). The sing. genie and genius. Eastern spirits, whether good or bad, who preside over a man or nation. "He is my evil [or good] genius." (Latin, genius.) (See Genius.)
   GHOST, the immaterial body or noumenon of a human being. Supposed to be free to visit the earth at night-time, but obliged to return to its Hades at the first dawn.
   GHOUL, a demon that feeds on the dead. (Persian.)
   GNOME (1 syl.), the guardian of mines, quarries, etc. (Greek, gnwmh a Cabalistic being.) (See Gnomes.)
   GOBLIN or HOBGOBLIN, a phantom spirit. (French, gobelin; German, kobold.)
   GOOD FOLK (The). The Brownies or house- spirits.
   GUARDIAN-ANGEL, an angelic spirit which presides over the destiny of each individual.
   HABUNDIA, queen of the White Ladies.
   HAG (A), a female fury. Milton (Comus 445) speaks of "blue meagre hags."
   HAMADRYAD, a wood-nymph. Each tree has its own wood-nymph, who dies when the tree dies.
   HOBGOBLIN. (See above, GOBLIN.) Hob is Robin, as Hodge is Roger.
   HORNS or HORNIE, the Devil. (See Hornie.)
   IMP, a puny demon or spirit of mischief. (Welsh, imp.)
   JACK-A-LANTERN, a bog or marsh spirit who delights to mislead.
   JINN or GINN. (See Jinn.) These Arabian spirits were formed of "smokeless fire."
   KELPIE (2 syl.). In Scotland, an imaginary spirit of the waters in the form of a horse. (See Kelpie.)
   KOBOLD, a German household goblin, also frequenting mines. (German, kobold.) (See Kobold.)
   LAMIA (plu. LAMIÆ), a hag or demon. Keats's Lamia is a serpent which had assumed the form of a beautiful woman, beloved by a young man, and gets a soul. (Latin, Lamia.) (See Lamies.)
   LAMIES, African spectres, having the head of a woman and tail of a serpent. (See Lamia.)
   LAR (plu. LARES) (2 syl.), Latin household deities. (See Lares.)
   LEPRECHAUN, a fairy shoemaker.
   MAB, the faries' midwife. Sometimes incorrectly called queen of the fairies. (Welsh, mab.) (See Mab.)
   MANDRAKE. (See Mandrake.)

  By PanEris using Melati.

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