The feck
Feck Feck, n. [Abbrev. fr. effect.] 1. Effect. [Obs.] [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

2. Efficacy; force; value. [Scot. & Prov. Eng.] [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

3. Amount; quantity. [Scot. & Prov. Eng.]

He had a feck o' books wi' him. --R. L. Stevenson.

{The most feck}, or {The feck}, the greater or larger part. ``The feck o' my life.'' --Burns. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]


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