(Foist), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Foisted; p. pr. & vb. n. Foisting.] [Cf. OD. vysten to fizzle, D. veesten, E. fizz, fitchet, bullfist.] To insert surreptitiously, wrongfully, or without warrant; to interpolate; to pass off (something spurious or counterfeit) as genuine, true, or worthy; — usually followed by in.

Lest negligence or partiality might admit or foist in abuses and corruption.
R. Carew.

When a scripture has been corrupted . . . by a supposititious foisting of some words in.

(Foist), n.

1. A foister; a sharper. [Obs.] B. Jonson.

2. A trick or fraud; a swindle. [Obs.] B. Jonson.

(Foist"er) n. One who foists something surreptitiously; a falsifier. Mir. for Mag.

(Foist"ied) a. [See 2d Fust.] Fusty. [Obs.]

(Foist"i*ness) n. Fustiness; mustiness. [Obs.]

(Foist"y) a. Fusty; musty. [Obs.] Johnson.

(Fold) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Folded; p. pr. & vb. n. Folding.] [OE. folden, falden, AS. fealdan; akin to OHG. faltan, faldan, G. falten, Icel. falda, Dan. folde, Sw. fålla, Goth. falþan, cf. Gr. di- pla`sios twofold, Skr. pu&tsdota a fold. Cf. Fauteuil.]

1. To lap or lay in plaits or folds; to lay one part over another part of; to double; as, to fold cloth; to fold a letter.
[1913 Webster]

As a vesture shalt thou fold them up.
Heb. i. 12.

2. To double or lay together, as the arms or the hands; as, he folds his arms in despair.

3. To inclose within folds or plaitings; to envelop; to infold; to clasp; to embrace.

A face folded in sorrow.
J. Webster.

We will descend and fold him in our arms.

4. To cover or wrap up; to conceal.

Nor fold my fault in cleanly coined excuses.

(Fold), v. i. To become folded, plaited, or doubled; to close over another of the same kind; to double together; as, the leaves of the door fold. 1 Kings vi. 34.

(Fold), n. [From Fold, v. In sense 2 AS. -feald, akin to fealdan to fold.]

1. A doubling,esp. of any flexible substance; a part laid over on another part; a plait; a plication.

Mummies . . . shrouded in a number of folds of linen.

Folds are most common in the rocks of mountainous regions.
J. D. Dana.

2. Times or repetitions; — used with numerals, chiefly in composition, to denote multiplication or increase in a geometrical ratio, the doubling, tripling, etc., of anything; as, fourfold, four times, increased in a quadruple ratio, multiplied by four.

  By PanEris using Melati.

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