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  From  Jargon  File  (4.2.3,  23  NOV  2000)  [jargon]: 
  fairings  n.  /fer'ingz/  [FreeBSD;  orig.  a  typo  for  `fairness'] 
  A  term  thrown  out  in  discussion  whenever  a  completely  and  transparently 
  nonsensical  argument  in  one's  favor(?)  seems  called  for  e,g.  at  the 
  end  of  a  really  long  thread  for  which  the  outcome  is  no  longer  even 
  cared  about  since  everyone  is  now  so  sick  of  it  or  in  rebuttal  to 
  another  nonsensical  argument  ("Change  the  loader  to  look  for  / 
  What  about  fairings?")