, a fight in which the enemy is continually chased; also, one which continues without definite end or result.

Syn. — Combat; engagement; contest; struggle; encounter; fray; affray; action; conflict. See Battle.

(Fight"er) n. [AS. feohtere.] One who fights; a combatant; a warrior. Shak.

(Fight"ing), a.

1. Qualified for war; fit for battle.

An host of fighting men.
2 Chron. xxvi. 11.

2. Occupied in war; being the scene of a battle; as, a fighting field. Pope.

A fighting chance, one dependent upon the issue of a struggle. [Colloq.] — Fighting crab(Zoöl.), the fiddler crab.Fighting fish(Zoöl.), a remarkably pugnacious East Indian fish reared by the Siamese for spectacular fish fights.

(Fight"ing*ly), adv. Pugnaciously.

(Fight"wite`) n. [Fight + wite.] (O.Eng. Law) A mulct or fine imposed on a person for making a fight or quarrel to the disturbance of the peace.

(Fig"ment) n. [L. figmentum, fr. fingere to form, shape, invent, feign. See Feign.] An invention; a fiction; something feigned or imagined.

Social figments, feints, and formalism.
Mrs. Browning.

It carried rather an appearance of figment and invention . . . than of truth and reality.

(Fig"peck`er) n. (Zoöl.) The European garden warbler (Sylvia, or Currica, hortensis); — called also beccafico and greater pettychaps.

(Fig"-shell`) n. (Zoöl.) A marine univalve shell of the genus Pyrula, or Ficula, resembling a fig in form.

(Fig"u*late Fig"u*la`ted) , a. [L. figulatus, p. p. of figulare to shape, fr. figulus potter, fr. fingere to shape.] Made of potter's clay; molded; shaped. [R.] Johnson.

Running fight

  By PanEris using Melati.

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