(Fawn), n. A servile cringe or bow; mean flattery; sycophancy. Shak.
(Fawn"-col`ored) a. Of the color of a fawn; light yellowish brown.
(Fawn"er) n. One who fawns; a sycophant.
(Fawn"ing*ly), adv. In a fawning manner.
(Faxed) a. [AS. feaxede haired, fr. feax hair. Cf. Paxwax.] Hairy. [Obs.] amden.
(Fay) n. [F. fée. See Fate, and cf. Fairy.] A fairy; an elf. "Yellow-skirted fays." Milton.
(Fay), n. [OF. fei, F. foi. See Faith.] Faith; as, by my fay. [Obs.] Chaucer.
(Fay) v. t. [imp. & p. p. fayed ; p. pr. & vb. n. Faying.] [OE. feien, v.t. & i., AS. fegan to join,
unite; akin to OS. fogian, D. voegen, OHG. fuogen, G. fügen, Sw. foga. See Fair, and cf. Fadge.]
(Shipbuilding) To fit; to join; to unite closely, as two pieces of wood, so as to make the surface fit together.
Faying surface, that surface of an object which comes with another object to which it is fastened;
said of plates, angle irons, etc., that are riveted together in shipwork.
(Fay), v. i. (Shipbuilding) To lie close together; to fit; to fadge; often with in, into, with, or together.
(Fay"al*ite) n. [So called from the island Fayal.] (Min.) A black, greenish, or brownish mineral
of the chrysolite group. It is a silicate of iron.
(||Fa`y*ence") n. See Faence.
(Fay"tour) n. See Faitour. [Obs.] Spenser.
(Faze) v. t. See Feeze.
(Faz"zo*let`) n. [It. fazzoletto.] A handkerchief. [R.] percival.
(Fea"ber*ry) n. [Cf. Prov. E. feabe, theabe, thape.] (Bot.) A gooseberry. [Prov. Eng.]
(Feague) v. t. [Cf. G. fegen to sweep, Icel. fægia to cleanse, polish, E. fair, fay, to fit, fey to
cleanse.] To beat or whip; to drive. [Obs.] Otway.
(Fe"al) a. [OF. feal, feel, feeil, fedeil, F. fidèle, L. fidelis faithful, fr. fides faith. See Faith.] Faithful; loyal.
(Fe"al*ty) n. [OE. faute, OF. fauté, fealté, feelé, feelteit, fr. L. fidelitas, fr. fidelis faithful. See
Feal, and cf. Fidelity.]
1. Fidelity to one's lord; the feudal obligation by which the tenant or vassal was bound to be faithful to
his lord; the special oath by which this obligation was assumed; fidelity to a superior power, or to a government; loyality.
It is no longer the practice to exact the performance of fealty, as a feudal obligation. Wharton Tomlins.
2. Fidelity; constancy; faithfulness, as of a friend to a friend, or of a wife to her husband.
He should maintain fealty to God.I. Taylor.
Makes wicked lightnings of her eyes, and sapstennyson.
The fealty of our friends.
Swore fealty to the new government.Macaulay.