Running fight, 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.
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.Woodward.
(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
(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.
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