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 Fi or Fie!Fiacre. 
E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
Fi. Fa.
A contraction of the two Latin words, fi’eri facias (cause it to be done). A judicial writ for one who has recovered damages in the Queen’s courts, being a command to the sheriff to see the judgment of the court duly carried out.   1

 Fi or Fie!Fiacre. 

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