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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
Faye (1 syl.).
The way to Faye (French, “Faie-la-vineuse”). A winding or zigzag manner, like “Crooked Lane at Eastcheap.” A person who tries to do something indirectly goes by the pathway to Faye. Faye is a little village in France, built on an eminence so steep that there is no getting to it except by a very zigzag path.   1
        “They go in to Paradise … as the way is to Faye.”—Rabelais: Gargantua and Pantagruel, book i. 27.



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