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 Fogie or Fogey.Foil. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Fo-hi or Foë.
 
One of the chief deities of the Chinese. His mother, Moyë, was walking one day along a river bank, when she became suddenly encircled by a rainbow, and at the end of twelve years was the mother of a son. During gostation she dreamed that she was pregnant with a white elephant, and hence the honours paid to this beast. (Asiatic Researches.)   1
 


 Fogie or Fogey.Foil. 

 
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