To fine
Fine Fine (f[imac]n), v. i. To become fine (in any one of various senses); as, the ale will fine; the weather fined.

{To fine} {away, down, off}, gradually to become fine; to diminish; to dwindle.

I watched her [the ship] . . . gradually fining down in the westward until I lost of her hull. --W. C. Russel. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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