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noun (uncountable and countable; plural fats)
  1. (uncountable) A specialized animal tissue with a high oil content, used for long-term storage of energy.
  2. (countable) A refined substance chemically resembling the oils in animal fat.
  3. That part of an organization deemed wasteful.
We need to trim the fat in this company
  1. (context, countable, obsolete) A large tub, cistern, or vessel; a vat.
  2. A person or animal that is overweight or obese.
adjective (fatt, er)
  1. Carrying a larger than normal amount of fat on one's body.
The man had trouble getting through the door.
  1. thick, Thick.
The wallets of the men from the city brought joy to the peddlers.
  1. bountiful, Bountiful.
  2. Variant form of phat.
  3. (rfv-sense) (sports) A poorly played golf shot where the ball is struck by the top part of the club head. (See Thin,Shank,Toe)
     
fettle Tweet Definition of fettle Like Definition of fettle on Facebook
noun 
  1. A state of proper physical condition; kilter or trim.
  2. One's mental state; spirits.
  3. sand, Sand used to line a furnace.
  4. (Geordie) A persons mood or state, often assuming the worst.
Whats yer marra?
  1. In ceramics, a seam line left by the meeting of mold pieces.
verb (fettles, fettling, fettled, fettled)
  1. (context, UK) To sort out, to fix.
  2. (transitive) To line the hearth of a furnace with sand prior to pouring molten metal.
  3. (context, transitive, Geordie) To be upset or in bad mood.
Divint yersel ower that!
  1. In ceramics, to remove (as by sanding) the seam lines left by the meeting of two molds.
  2. (context, UK, cycling, slang) To repair or tune a bicycle.
     
firing Tweet Definition of firing Like Definition of firing on Facebook
noun 
  1. The process of applying heat or fire, especially to clay etc to produce pottery.
  2. The fuel for a fire.
  3. The discharge of a gun or other weapon.
  4. The dismissal of someone from a job.
verb 
  1. (present participle of, fire)
     
fishbowl Tweet Definition of fishbowl Like Definition of fishbowl on Facebook
noun (Plural: fishbowls)
  1. A small simple aquarium.
  2. A term describing a place or event of intense scrutiny. Enthusiastic sports cities are often said to place the players on their team in a "fishbowl" atmosphere.
     
flute Tweet Definition of flute Like Definition of flute on Facebook
noun 
  1. (context, musical instruments) A woodwind instrument consisting of a metal, wood or bamboo tube with a row of circular holes and played by blowing across a hole in the side of one end or through a narrow channel at one end against a sharp edge, while covering none, some or all of the holes with the fingers to vary the note played.
  2. A glass with a long, narrow bowl and a long stem, used for drinking wine, especially champagne.
  3. A helical groove going up a drill bit which allows the drilled out material to come up out of the hole as it's drilled.
  4. (architecture) A semicylindrical vertical groove in a pillar.
verb s]]
(flutes, fluting, fluted)
  1. To cut a semicylindrical vertical groove in a pillar.
     
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verb 
  1. To make cloth denser and firmer by soaking, beating and pressing, to waulk, walk
adjective 
  1. Containing the maximum possible amount of that which can fit in the space available.
The jugs were to the point of overflowing.
  1. Complete; with nothing omitted.
Our book gives treatment to the subject of angling.
  1. Total, entire.
She had tattoos the length of her arms.
He was prosecuted to the extent of the law.
  1. (informal) satisfied, especially in relation to eating.
"I'm ", he said, pushing back from the table.
  1. Of a garment, of a size that is ample, wide, or having ample folds or pleats to be comfortable.
She needed her clothing during her pregnancy.
  1. Having depth and body; rich.
     

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