Fugitive from justice(Law), one who, having committed a crime in one jurisdiction, flees or escapes into another to avoid punishment.

(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 the

(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
(-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.]

Syn. — Fleeting; unstable; wandering; uncertain; volatile; fugacious; fleeing; evanescent.

(Fu"gi*tive) n.

1. One who flees from pursuit, danger, restraint, service, duty, etc.; a deserter; as, a fugitive from justice.

2. Something hard to be caught or detained.

Or Catch that airy fugitive called wit.

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