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1) sol-fa. The American HeritageŽ Dictionary of the English Language: Fourth Edition. 2000.
...1. Music The set of syllables do, re, mi, fa, sol, la, and ti, used to represent the tones of the scale. 2. Use of these syllables. Inflected forms: sol-ˇfaed, sol-ˇfaˇing,...

2) Fa' (Scotch). Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898
...a share of; to lay a claim to. 1 "Where is the laird or belted knight That best deserves to fa' that?"Burns: Whom Will Ye Send, stanza i....

3) Fa'bius. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898
...The American Fabius. Washington (1732-1799), whose military policy was similar to that of Fabius. He wearied out the English troops by harassing them, without coming...

4) Fa'bian Tactics or Policy-i.e. delay. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898
..."Win like Fabius, by delay." The Roman general Fabius wearied out Hannibal by marches, counter-marches, ambuscades, and skirmishes, without ever coming to an open...

5) Fa'dha (Al). Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898
...Mahomet s silver cuirass, confiscated from the Jews on their expulsion from Medi na. 1...

6) Fa'gin. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898
...An infamous Jew, who teaches boys and girls to rob with dexterity. (Dickens: Oliver Twist.) 1...

7) Fa'ids. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898
...The second class of Druids. 1...

8) Fa'ta Morga'na. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898
...A sort of mirage occasionally seen in the Straits of Messi na. Fata is Italian for a "fairy," and the fairy Morga na was the sister of Arthur and pupil of Merlin....

9) Fa'tes (1 syl.). Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898
...The cruel fates. The Greeks and Romans supposed there were three Parcae or Fates, who arbitrarily controlled the birth, events, and death of every man. They are called...

10) Fa'ther. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898
...A friar in holy orders. (See BROTHER.) 1 A father suckled by his daughter. Euphra sia, the Grecian daughter, so preserved the life of Evan der, her aged father. 2...

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