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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Fettling  \Fet"tling\,  n. 
  1.  (Metal.)  A  mixture  of  ore,  cinders,  etc.,  used  to  line  the 
  hearth  of  a  puddling  furnace.  [Eng.]  [It  is  commonly 
  called  {fix}  in  the  United  States.] 
  2.  (Pottery)  The  operation  of  shaving  or  smoothing  the 
  surface  of  undried  clay  ware.