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  9  definitions  found 
  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. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Fix  \Fix\,  n. 
  1.  A  position  of  difficulty  or  embarassment;  predicament; 
  dilemma.  [Colloq.] 
  Is  he  not  living,  then?  No  is  he  dead,  then?  No 
  nor  dead  either  Poor  Aroar  can  not  live,  and  can 
  not  die,  --  so  that  he  is  in  an  almighty  fix.  --De 
  2.  (Iron  Manuf.)  fettling.  [U.S.] 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Fix  \Fix\  (f[i^]ks),  a.  [OE.,  fr  L.  fixus  p.  p.  of  figere  to 
  fix;  cf  F.  fixe.] 
  Fixed;  solidified.  [Obs.]  --Chaucer. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Fix  \Fix\,  v.  i. 
  1.  To  become  fixed;  to  settle  or  remain  permanently;  to  cease 
  from  wandering;  to  rest. 
  Your  kindness  banishes  your  fear,  Resolved  to  fix 
  forever  here  --Waller. 
  2.  To  become  firm,  so  as  to  resist  volatilization;  to  cease 
  to  flow  or  be  fluid;  to  congeal;  to  become  hard  and 
  malleable,  as  a  metallic  substance.  --Bacon. 
  {To  fix  on},  to  settle  the  opinion  or  resolution  about  to 
  determine  regarding;  as  the  contracting  parties  have 
  fixed  on  certain  leading  points. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Fix  \Fix\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Fixed}  (f[i^]kst);  p.  pr  &  vb 
  n.  {Fixing}.]  [Cf.  F.  fixer.] 
  1.  To  make  firm,  stable,  or  fast  to  set  or  place 
  permanently;  to  fasten  immovably;  to  establish;  to 
  implant;  to  secure;  to  make  definite. 
  An  ass's  nole  I  fixed  on  his  head.  --Shak. 
  O,  fix  thy  chair  of  grace,  that  all  my  powers  May 
  also  fix  their  reverence.  --Herbert. 
  His  heart  is  fixed,  trusting  in  the  Lord.  --Ps. 
  cxii.  7. 
  And  fix  far  deeper  in  his  head  their  stings. 
  2.  To  hold  steadily;  to  direct  unwaveringly;  to  fasten,  as 
  the  eye  on  an  object,  the  attention  on  a  speaker. 
  Sat  fixed  in  thought  the  mighty  Stagirite.  --Pope. 
  One  eye  on  death,  and  one  full  fix'd  on  heaven. 
  3.  To  transfix;  to  pierce.  [Obs.]  --Sandys. 
  4.  (Photog.)  To  render  (an  impression)  permanent  by  treating 
  with  such  applications  as  will  make  it  insensible  to  the 
  action  of  light.  --Abney. 
  5.  To  put  in  order  to  arrange;  to  dispose  of  to  adjust  to 
  set  to  rights;  to  set  or  place  in  the  manner  desired  or 
  most  suitable;  hence  to  repair;  as  to  fix  the  clothes; 
  to  fix  the  furniture  of  a  room  [Colloq.  U.S.] 
  6.  (Iron  Manuf.)  To  line  the  hearth  of  (a  puddling  furnace) 
  with  fettling. 
  Syn:  To  arrange;  prepare;  adjust  place  establish;  settle; 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  1:  informal  terms  for  a  difficult  situation;  "he  got  into  a 
  terrible  fix";  "he  made  a  muddle  of  his  marriage"  [syn: 
  {hole},  {jam},  {mess},  {muddle},  {pickle},  {kettle  of 
  2:  (informal)  an  intravenous  injection  of  a  narcotic  drug 
  3:  the  act  of  putting  something  in  working  order  again  [syn:  {repair}, 
  {fixing},  {mending},  {reparation}] 
  4:  an  exemption  granted  after  influence  (e.g.,  money)  is 
  brought  to  bear;  "collusion  resulted  in  tax  fixes  for 
  5:  a  determination  of  the  location  of  something  "he  got  a  good 
  fix  on  the  target"  [syn:  {localization},  {localisation},  {location}, 
  v  1:  restore  by  replacing  a  part  or  putting  together  what  is 
  torn  or  broken;  "She  repaired  her  TV  set";  "Repair  my 
  shoes  please"  [syn:  {repair},  {mend},  {bushel},  {doctor}, 
  {furbish  up},  {restore},  {touch  on}]  [ant:  {break}] 
  2:  cause  to  be  firmly  attached;  "fasten  the  lock  onto  the 
  door";  "she  fixed  her  gaze  on  the  man"  [syn:  {fasten},  {secure}] 
  [ant:  {unfasten}] 
  3:  decide  upon  as  of  variables  in  math  [syn:  {specify},  {set}, 
  4:  prepare  for  eating  by  applying  heat;  "Cook  me  dinner, 
  please";  "can  you  make  me  an  omelette?"  "fix  breakfast  for 
  the  guests,  please"  [syn:  {cook},  {ready},  {make},  {prepare}] 
  5:  take  vengeance  on  or  get  even  "We'll  get  them!"  "That'll 
  fix  him  good!"  "This  time  I  got  him"  [syn:  {pay  back},  {pay 
  off},  {get}] 
  6:  set  or  place  definitely;  "Let's  fix  the  date  for  the  party!" 
  7:  kill,  preserve,  and  harden  (tissue)  in  order  to  prepare  for 
  microscopic  study;  in  cytology 
  8:  make  fixed,  stable  or  stationary;  "let's  fix  the  picture  to 
  the  frame"  [syn:  {fixate}] 
  9:  make  infertile;  of  both  males  and  females  [syn:  {sterilize}, 
  {desex},  {unsex},  {desexualize}] 
  10:  place  firmly  [syn:  {situate},  {pose},  {posit},  {deposit}] 
  From  Jargon  File  (4.2.3,  23  NOV  2000)  [jargon]: 
  fix  n.,v.  What  one  does  when  a  problem  has  been  reported  too 
  many  times  to  be  ignored. 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
  1.    The  {fixed  point}  {combinator}.  Called  Y  in 
  {combinatory  logic}.  Fix  is  a  {higher-order  function}  which 
  returns  a  fixed  point  of  its  argument  (which  is  a  function). 
  fix  ::  (a  ->  a)  ->  a 
  fix  f  =  f  (fix  f) 
  Which  satisfies  the  equation 
  fix  f  =  x  such  that  f  x  =  x. 
  Somewhat  surprisingly,  fix  can  be  defined  as  the  non-recursive 
  {lambda  abstraction}: 
  fix  =  \  h  .  (\  x  .  h  (x  x))  (\  x  .  h  (x  x)) 
  Since  this  involves  self-application,  it  has  an  {infinite 
  type}.  A  function  defined  by 
  f  x1  ..  xN  =  E 
  can  be  expressed  as 
  f  =  fix  (\  f  .  \  x1  ...  \  xN  .  E) 
  =  (\  f  .  \  x1  ...  \xN  .  E) 
  (fix  (\  f  .  \  x1  ...  \  xN  .  E)) 
  =  let  f  =  (fix  (\  f  .  \  x1  ...  \  xN  .  E)) 
  in  \  x1  ...  \xN  .  E 
  If  f  does  not  occur  {free}  in  E  (i.e.  it  is  not  {recursive}) 
  then  this  reduces  to  simply 
  f  =  \  x1  ...  \  xN  .  E 
  In  the  case  where  N  =  0  and  f  is  free  in  E,  this  defines  an 
  infinite  data  object,  e.g. 
  ones  =  fix  (\  ones  .  1  :  ones) 
  =  (\  ones  .  1  :  ones)  (fix  (\  ones  .  1  :  ones)) 
  =  1  :  (fix  (\  ones  .  1  :  ones)) 
  =  1  :  1  :  ... 
  Fix  f  is  also  sometimes  written  as  mu  f  where  mu  is  the  Greek 
  letter  or  alternatively,  if  f  =  \  x  .  E,  written  as  mu  x  .  E. 
  Compare  {quine}. 
  [{Jargon  File}] 
  2.  {bug  fix}. 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
  {Federal  Information  Exchange} 

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