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 Fetch.Fet’iche or Fet’ish. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Fetches.
 
Excuses, tricks, artifices. (Saxon.)   1
       
“Deny to speak with me? They are sick? they are weary?
They have travelled all the night? Mere fetches.”
       
Shakespeare: King Lear, ii. 4.
 


 Fetch.Fet’iche or Fet’ish. 

 
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