3. A division of land. [Obs.]

Thirty acres make a farthing land; nine farthings a Cornish acre; and four Cornish acres a knight's fee.
R. Carew.

(Far"thin*gale) n. [OE. vardingale, fardingale, fr. OF. vertugale, verdugade, F. vertugade, vertugadin, from Sp. verdugado, being named from its hoops, fr. verdugo a young shoot of tree, fr. verde green, fr. L. viridis. See Verdant.] A hoop skirt or hoop petticoat, or other light, elastic material, used to extend the petticoat.

We'll revel it as bravely as the best, . . .
With ruffs and cuffs, and farthingales and things.

(||Fas"ces) n. pl. [L., pl. of fascis bundle; cf. fascia a band, and Gr. fa`kelos a bundle.], (Rom. Antiq.) A bundle of rods, having among them an ax with the blade projecting, borne before the Roman magistrates as a badge of their authority.

(Fas"cet) n. (Glass Making) A wire basket on the end of a rod to carry glass bottles, etc., to the annealing furnace; also, an iron rod to be thrust into the mouths of bottles, and used for the same purpose; — called also pontee and punty.

(||Fas"ci*a) n.; pl. Fasciæ [L., a band: cf. It. fascia. See Fasces, and cf. Fess.]

1. A band, sash, or fillet; especially, in surgery, a bandage or roller.

2. (Arch.) A flat member of an order or building, like a flat band or broad fillet; especially, one of the three bands which make up the architrave, in the Ionic order. See Illust. of Column.

3. (Anat.) The layer of loose tissue, often containing fat, immediately beneath the skin; the stronger layer of connective tissue covering and investing all muscles; an aponeurosis.

4. (Zoöl.) A broad well-defined band of color.

(Fas"ci*al) a.

1. Pertaining to the fasces.

2. (Anat.) Relating to a fascia.

(Fas"ci*ate Fas"ci*a`ted) a. [L. fasciatus, p. p. of fasciare to envelop with bands, fr. fascia band. See Fasces.]

1. Bound with a fillet, sash, or bandage.

2. (Bot.) (a) Banded or compacted together. (b) Flattened and laterally widened, as are often the stems of the garden cockscomb.

3. (Zoöl.) Broadly banded with color.

(Fas`ci*a"tion), n. The act or manner of binding up; bandage; also, the condition of being fasciated.

(Fas"ci*cle) n. [L. fasciculus, dim. of fascis. See Fasces.] A small bundle or collection; a compact cluster; as, a fascicle of fibers; a fascicle of flowers or roots.

(Fas"ci*cled) a. Growing in a bundle, tuft, or close cluster; as, the fascicled leaves of the pine or larch; the fascicled roots of the dahlia; fascicled muscle fibers; fascicled tufts of hair.

(Fas*cic"u*lar) a. Pertaining to a fascicle; fascicled; as, a fascicular root.

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