In fine fettle, in good spirits.

(Fet"tling) n.

1. (Metal.) A mixture of ore, cinders, etc., used to line the hearth of a puddling furnace. [Eng.] [It is commonly called fix in the United States.]

2. (Pottery) The operation of shaving or smoothing the surface of undried clay ware.

(Fet"u*ous) a. Neat; feat. [Obs.] Herrick.

(Fe"tus) n.; pl. Fetuses [L. fetus, foetus, a bringing forth, brood, offspring, young ones, cf. fetus fruitful, fructified, that is or was filled with young; akin to E. fawn a deer, fecundity, felicity, feminine, female, and prob. to do, or according to others, to be.] The young or embryo of an animal in the womb, or in the egg; often restricted to the later stages in the development of viviparous and oviparous animals, embryo being applied to the earlier stages. [Written also fœtus.]

(||Fet"wah) n. [Ar.] A written decision of a Turkish mufti on some point of law. Whitworth.

(Feu) n. [See 2d Feud, and Fee.] (Scots Law) A free and gratuitous right to lands made to one for service to be performed by him; a tenure where the vassal, in place of military services, makes a return in grain or in money. Burrill.

(Fet"ter*less), a. Free from fetters. Marston.

(Fet"tle) v. t. [OE. & Prov. E., to fettle fettle, n., order, repair, preparation, dress; prob. akin to E. fit. See Fit, a.]

1. To repair; to prepare; to put in order. [Prov. Eng.] Carlyle.

2. (Metal.) To cover or line with a mixture of ore, cinders, etc., as the hearth of a puddling furnace.

(Fet"tle), v. i. To make preparations; to put things in order; to do trifling business. [Prov. Eng.] Bp. Hall.

(Fet"tle), n. The act of fettling. [Prov. Eng.] Wright.

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