Feazing
Feaze Feaze, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Feazed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Feazing}.] [Cf. OE. faseln to ravel, fr. AS. f[ae]s fringe; akin to G. fasen to separate fibers or threads, fasen, faser, thread, filament, OHG. faso.] To untwist; to unravel, as the end of a rope. --Johnson. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • feazing — /fee zing/, n. Naut. Often, feazings. an unraveled portion at the end of a rope. [1815 25; FEAZE1 + ING1] * * * …   Universalium

  • feazing — v. untwist the ends of a rope, unravel the braid of a rope …   English contemporary dictionary

  • feazing — /fee zing/, n. Naut. Often, feazings. an unraveled portion at the end of a rope. [1815 25; FEAZE1 + ING1] …   Useful english dictionary

  • Feaze — Feaze, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Feazed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Feazing}.] [Cf. OE. faseln to ravel, fr. AS. f[ae]s fringe; akin to G. fasen to separate fibers or threads, fasen, faser, thread, filament, OHG. faso.] To untwist; to unravel, as the end of a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Feazed — Feaze Feaze, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Feazed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Feazing}.] [Cf. OE. faseln to ravel, fr. AS. f[ae]s fringe; akin to G. fasen to separate fibers or threads, fasen, faser, thread, filament, OHG. faso.] To untwist; to unravel, as the end …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • feaze — feaze1 /feez/, v.t., feazed, feazing. Naut. to untwist (the end of a rope). [1560 70; akin to D vezelen to fray, MD veze frayed edge, OE faes fringe] feaze2 /feez, fayz/, n. feeze. * * * …   Universalium

  • feaze — [fēz, fāz] vt. feazed, feazing var. of FAZE …   English World dictionary

  • feazings — noun plural Etymology: from plural of feazing, gerund of feaze (II) : the unlaid end of a rope …   Useful english dictionary

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