(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.]
In fine fettle, in good spirits.
(Fet"tle), n. The act of fettling. [Prov. Eng.] Wright.
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 ftus.]
(||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.