(Fet"id) a. [L. fetidus, foetidus, fr. fetere, foetere, to have an ill smell, to stink: cf. F. fétide.]
Having an offensive smell; stinking.
Most putrefactions . . . smell either fetid or moldy.Bacon.
(Fet*id"i*ty) n. Fetidness.
(Fet"id*ness), n. The quality or state of being fetid.
(Fe*tif"er*ous) a. [Fetus + -ferous.] Producing young, as animals.
(Fe"tis) a. [OF. fetis, faitis. Cf. Factitious.] Neat; pretty; well made; graceful. [Obs.]
Full fetis was her cloak, as I was ware.Chaucer.
(Fe"tise*ly) adv. Neatly; gracefully; properly. [Obs.] Chaucer.
(Fe"tish n., Fe"tish*ism) n., Fetishistic
(Fe`tish*is"tic) a. See Fetich, n., Fetichism, n., Fetichistic,
(Fet"lock) n. [OE. fetlak, fitlock, cf. Icel. fet pace, step, fit webbed foot of water birds, akin
to E. foot. &radic77. See Foot.] The cushionlike projection, bearing a tuft of long hair, on the back
side of the leg above the hoof of the horse and similar animals. Also, the joint of the limb at this point
(between the great pastern bone and the metacarpus), or the tuft of hair.
Their wounded steedsShak.
Fret fetlock deep in gore.
(Fe"tor) n. [L. fetor, foetor. See Fetid.] A strong, offensive smell; stench; fetidness. Arbuthnot.
(Fet"te) v. t. [imp. Fette, p. p. Fet.] [See Fet, v. t.] To fetch. [Obs.] Chaucer.
(Fet"ter) n. [AS. fetor, feter; akin to OS. feteros, pl., OD. veter, OHG. fezzera, Icel. fjöturr, L.
pedica, Gr. pe`dh, and to E. foot. &radic 77. See Foot.] [Chiefly used in the plural, fetters.]
1. A chain or shackle for the feet; a chain by which an animal is confined by the foot, either made fast or
disabled from free and rapid motion; a bond; a shackle.
[They] bound him with fetters of brass.Judg. xvi. 21.
2. Anything that confines or restrains; a restraint.
Passion's too fierce to be in fetters bound.Dryden.
(Fet"ter), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Fettered ; p. pr. & vb. n. Fettering.]
1. To put fetters upon; to shackle or confine the feet of with a chain; to bind.
My heels are fettered, but my fist is free.Milton.
2. To restrain from motion; to impose restraints on; to confine; to enchain; as, fettered by obligations.
My conscience! thou art fetteredShak.
More than my shanks and wrists.
(Fet"tered) a. (Zoöl.) Seeming as if fettered, as the feet of certain animals which bend backward,
and appear unfit for walking.
(Fet"ter*er) n. One who fetters. Landor.