Faking box, a box in which a long rope is faked; used in the life-saving service for a line attached to a shot.

(Fake), v. t. [Cf. Gael. faigh to get, acquire, reach, or OD. facken to catch or gripe.] [Slang in all its senses.]

1. To cheat; to swindle; to steal; to rob.

2. To make; to construct; to do.

3. To manipulate fraudulently, so as to make an object appear better or other than it really is; as, to fake a bulldog, by burning his upper lip and thus artificially shortening it.

(Fake), n. A trick; a swindle. [Slang]

(Fa"kir) n. [Ar. faqir poor.] An Oriental religious ascetic or begging monk. [Written also faquir anf fakeer.]

(||Fa"la*na"ka) n. [Native name.] (Zoöl.) A viverrine mammal of Madagascar allied to the civet; — called also Falanouc.

(Fal*cade") n. [F., ultimately fr. L. falx, falcis, a sickle or scythe.] (Man.) The action of a horse, when he throws himself on his haunches two or three times, bending himself, as it were, in very quick curvets. Harris.

(Fal"cate Fal"ca*ted) a. [L. falcatus, fr. falx, falcis, a sickle or scythe.] Hooked or bent like a sickle; as, a falcate leaf; a falcate claw; — said also of the moon, or a planet, when horned or crescent- formed.

(Fal*ca"tion) n. The state of being falcate; a bend in the form of a sickle. Sir T. Browne.

(Fal"cer) n. [From L. falx, falcis, a sickle.] (Zoöl.) One of the mandibles of a spider.

(Fal"chion) n. [OE. fauchon, OF. fauchon, LL. fälcio, fr. L. falx, falcis, a sickle, cf. Gr. a ship's rib, bandy-legged; perh, akin to E. falcon; cf. It. falcione. Cf. Defalcation.]

1. A broad-bladed sword, slightly curved, shorter and lighter than the ordinary sword; — used in the Middle Ages.

2. A name given generally and poetically to a sword, especially to the swords of Oriental and fabled warriors.

(Fal*cid"i*an) a. [L. Falcidius.] Of or pertaining to Publius Falcidius, a Roman tribune.

Falcidian law(Civil Law), a law by which a testator was obliged to leave at least a fourth of his estate to the heir. Burrill.

(Fal"ci*form) a. [L. falx, falcis, a sickle + -form: cf. F. falciforme.] Having the shape of a scithe or sickle; resembling a reaping hook; as, the falciform ligatment of the liver.

(Fal"con) n. [OE. faucon, faucoun, OF. faucon, falcon, . faucon, fr. LL. falco, perh. from L. falx, falcis, a sickle or scythe, and named from its curving talons. Cf. Falchion.]

(Fake), v. t. (Naut.) To coil by winding alternately in opposite directions, in layers usually of zigzag or figure of eight form,, to prevent twisting when running out.

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