Fineer
Fineer Fi*neer", v. i. To run in debt by getting goods made up in a way unsuitable for the use of others, and then threatening not to take them except on credit. [R.] --Goldsmith. [1913 Webster]

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  • Fineer — Fi*neer , v. t. To veneer. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • fineer — fineer1 /fi nērˈ/, an old form of ↑veneer (n and vt). fineer2 /fi nērˈ/ (obsolete) intransitive verb To get goods on credit by fraud or deception ORIGIN: Prob Du; cf ↑finance …   Useful english dictionary

  • фанера — Голландское – fineer (однослойная фанера). «Фанера» – голландское по происхождению слово, в русском языке оно известно с середины XIX в. Значение слова «фанера» – «тонкая деревянная пластина», а также «древесный материал из склеенных пластин».… …   Этимологический словарь русского языка Семенова

  • furnieren — Vsw mit höherwertigem Holz überziehen erw. fach. (16. Jh.) mit Adaptionssuffix. Entlehnt aus frz. fournir versehen , aus awfrk. * frummjan fördern , zu ahd. frummen vollbringen u.ä. (zu dessen Sippe s. fromm). In der Fachsprache wird die… …   Etymologisches Wörterbuch der deutschen sprache

  • veneer — [vɪ nɪə] noun 1》 a thin decorative covering of fine wood applied to a coarser wood or other material.     ↘a layer of wood used to make plywood. 2》 an attractive appearance that covers or disguises someone or something s true nature or feelings:… …   English new terms dictionary

  • veneer — n. & v. n. 1 a a thin covering of fine wood or other surface material applied to a coarser wood. b a layer in plywood. 2 (often foll. by of) a deceptive outward appearance of a good quality etc. v.tr. 1 apply a veneer to (wood, furniture, etc.).… …   Useful english dictionary

  • ve|neer´er — ve|neer «vuh NIHR», verb, noun. –v.t. 1. a) to cover (wood) with a thin layer of finer wood or other material to produce an elegant or polished surface: »The cabinetmaker veneered the pine desk with mahogany. b) to glue together (thin layers of… …   Useful english dictionary

  • ve|neer — «vuh NIHR», verb, noun. –v.t. 1. a) to cover (wood) with a thin layer of finer wood or other material to produce an elegant or polished surface: »The cabinetmaker veneered the pine desk with mahogany. b) to glue together (thin layers of wood) to… …   Useful english dictionary

  • finnier — var. of fineer v., Obs …   Useful english dictionary

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