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Feazings

Postby LukeJavan8 » Sun Feb 14, 2010 2:08 pm

-frayed and ragged ends of a rope - FEAZINGS (Understandably, this one is a nautical term)


From a list originally posted by Bailey.
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Postby Slava » Mon Jan 17, 2011 7:56 pm

I finally decided to dig a little deeper and came up with something to add.

From a site called dictionary.die.net, citing Webster's 1913 Revised Unabridged:

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.

Thus, we have a verb to add. This allows us to say things like:

"This has been a really hard day. My nerves are feazed."

"I have a knot in my shoulder. Would you please rub it and see if you can feaze it?"
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Postby LukeJavan8 » Mon Jan 17, 2011 9:26 pm

Makes sense, I suppose. 'Tho I've never heard either.
But I don't speak for everyone. It certainly is not
a very common usage.
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