(Fu"gi*tive*ly), adv. In a fugitive manner.
(Fu"gi*tive*ness), n. The quality or condition of being fugitive; evanescence; volatility; fugacity; instability.
(Fu"gle) v. i. To maneuver; to move hither and thither. [Colloq.]
Wooden arms with elbow joints jerking and fugling in theCarlyle.
(Fu"gle*man) n.; pl. Fuglemen [G. flügelmann file leader; flügel wing (akin to E. fly) + mann
man. Cf. Flugrelman.]
1. (Mil.) A soldier especially expert and well drilled, who takes his place in front of a military company,
as a guide for the others in their exercises; a file leader. He originally stood in front of the right wing.
[Written also flugelman.]
2. Hence, one who leads the way. [Jocose]
(Fugue) n. [F., fr. It. fuga, fr. L. fuga a fleeing, flight, akin to fugere to fiee. See Fugitive.]
(Mus.) A polyphonic composition, developed from a given theme or themes, according to strict contrapuntal
rules. The theme is first given out by one voice or part, and then, while that pursues its way, it is repeated
by another at the interval of a fifth or fourth, and so on, until all the parts have answered one by one,
continuing their several melodies and interweaving them in one complex progressive whole, in which the
theme is often lost and reappears.
All parts of the scheme are eternally chasing each other, like the parts of a fugue.Jer. Taylor.
(Fu"guist) n. (Mus.) A musician who composes or performs fugues. Busby.
(-ful) [See Full, a.] A suffix signifying full of, abounding with; as, boastful, harmful, woeful.
(Fu"lahs`, Foo"lahs`) n. pl.; sing. Fulah, Foolah (Ethnol.) A peculiar African race of uncertain
origin, but distinct from the negro tribes, inhabiting an extensive region of Western Soudan. Their color
is brown or yellowish bronze. They are Mohammedans. Called also Fellatahs, Foulahs, and Fellani.
Fulah is also used adjectively; as, Fulah empire, tribes, language.
(Ful"be) n. (Ethnol.) Same as Fulahs.
(Ful"ci*ble) a. [L. fulcire to prop.] Capable of being propped up. [Obs.] Cockeram.
(Ful"ci*ment) n. [L. fulcimentum, fr. fulcire to prop.] A prop; a fulcrum. [Obs.] Bp. Wilkins.
(Ful"cra) n. pl. See Fulcrum.
(Ful"crate) a. [See Fulcrum.]