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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Fat  \Fat\,  a.  [Compar.  {Fatter};  superl.  {Fattest}.]  [AS. 
  f[=ae]tt;  akin  to  D.  vet,  G.  fett,  feist,  Icel.  feitr,  Sw 
  fet,  Dan.  fed,  and  perh.  to  Gr  pi^dax  spring,  fountain, 
  pidy`ein  to  gush  forth,  pi`wn  fat,  Skr.  pi  to  swell.] 
  1.  Abounding  with  fat;  as: 
  a  Fleshy;  characterized  by  fatness;  plump;  corpulent; 
  not  lean;  as  a  fat  man;  a  fat  ox 
  b  Oily;  greasy;  unctuous;  rich;  --  said  of  food. 
 
  2.  Exhibiting  the  qualities  of  a  fat  animal;  coarse;  heavy; 
  gross;  dull;  stupid. 
 
  Making  our  western  wits  fat  and  mean  --Emerson. 
 
  Make  the  heart  of  this  people  fat.  --Is.  vi  10. 
 
  3.  Fertile;  productive;  as  a  fat  soil;  a  fat  pasture. 
 
  4.  Rich;  producing  a  large  income;  desirable;  as  a  fat 
  benefice;  a  fat  office;  a  fat  job. 
 
  Now  parson  of  Troston,  a  fat  living  in  Suffolk. 
  --Carlyle. 
 
  5.  Abounding  in  riches;  affluent;  fortunate.  [Obs.] 
 
  Persons  grown  fat  and  wealthy  by  long  impostures. 
  --Swift. 
 
  6.  (Typog.)  Of  a  character  which  enables  the  compositor  to 
  make  large  wages;  --  said  of  matter  containing  blank, 
  cuts,  or  many  leads,  etc.;  as  a  fat  take  a  fat  page. 
 
  {Fat  lute},  a  mixture  of  pipe  clay  and  oil  for  filling 
  joints. 




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