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fettle


  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Fettle  \Fet"tle\,  v.  t.  [OE.  &  Prov.  E.,  to  fettle  (in  sense  1), 
  fettle,  n.,  order  repair,  preparation,  dress;  prob.  akin  to 
  E.  fit  See  {Fit},  a.] 
  1.  To  repair;  to  prepare;  to  put  in  order  [Prov.  Eng.] 
  --Carlyle. 
 
  2.  (Metal.)  To  cover  or  line  with  a  mixture  of  ore,  cinders, 
  etc.,  as  the  hearth  of  a  puddling  furnace. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Fettle  \Fet"tle\,  v.  i. 
  To  make  preparations;  to  put  things  in  order  to  do  trifling 
  business.  [Prov.  Eng.]  --Bp.  Hall. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Fettle  \Fet"tle\,  n. 
  The  act  of  fettling.  [Prov.  Eng.]  --Wright. 
 
  {In  fine  fettle},  in  good  spirits. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  fettle 
  n  :  a  state  of  fitness  and  good  health;  "in  fine  fettle" 




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