To curry favel. See To curry favor, under Favor, n.

(Fa"vel), n. [OF. favele, fr. L. fabella short fable, dim. of fabula. See Fable.] Flattery; cajolery; deceit. [Obs.] Skeat.

(||Fa*vel"la) n. [NL., prob. from L. favus a honeycomb.] (Bot.) A group of spores arranged without order and covered with a thin gelatinous envelope, as in certain delicate red algæ.

(Fa*ve"o*late) a. [L. favus honeycomb.] Honeycomb; having cavities or cells, somewhat resembling those of a honeycomb; alveolate; favose.

(Fa*vil"lous) a. [L. favilla sparkling or glowing ashes.] Of or pertaining to ashes. [Obs.]

Light and favillous particles.
Sir T. Browne.

(Fa*vo"ni*an) a. [L. Favonius the west wind.] Pertaining to the west wind; soft; mild; gentle.

(Fa"vor) n. [Written also favour.] [OF. favor, F. faveur, L. favor, fr. favere to be favorable, cf. Skr. bhavaya to further, foster, causative of bhu to become, be. Cf. Be. In the phrase to curry favor, favor is prob. for favel a horse. See 2d Favel.]

1. Kind regard; propitious aspect; countenance; friendly disposition; kindness; good will.

Hath crawled into the favor of the king.

(||Fausse`-braye") n. [F. fausse- braie.] (Mil.) A second rampart, exterior to, and parallel to, the main rampart, and considerably below its level.

(||Fau`teuil") n. [F. See Faldistory.]

1. An armchair; hence membership in the French Academy.

2. Chair of a presiding officer.

(Fau"tor) n. [L., contr. fr. favitor, fr. favere to be favorable: cf. F. fauteur. See Favor.] A favorer; a patron; one who gives countenance or support; an abettor. [Obs.]

The king and the fautors of his proceedings.

(Fau"tress) n. [L. fauutrix: cf. F. fautrice.] A patroness. [Obs.] Chapman.

(||Fau`vette") n. [F., dim. fr. fauve fawn-colored.] (Zoöl.) A small singing bird, as the nightingale and warblers.

(||Faux) n.; pl. Fauces [L.] See Fauces.

faux pas
(||faux` pas") [F. See False, and Pas.] A false step; a mistake or wrong measure.

(Fa*vag"i*nous) a. [L. favus a honeycomb.] Formed like, or resembling, a honeycomb.

(Fa"vas) n. See Favus, n., 2. Fairholt.

(Fa"vel) a. [OF. fauvel, favel, dim. of F. fauve; of German oigin. See Fallow, a.] Yellow; falow; dun. [Obs.] Wright.

(Fa"vel), n. A horse of a favel or dun color.

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