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foin


  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Foin  \Foin\,  v.  t. 
  To  prick;  to  st?ng.  [Obs.]  --Huloet. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Foin  \Foin\,  n. 
  A  pass  in  fencing;  a  lunge.  [Obs.]  --Shak. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Foin  \Foin\  (foin),  n.  [F.  fouine  a  marten.] 
  1.  (Zo["o]l.)  The  beech  marten  ({Mustela  foina}).  See 
  {Marten}. 
 
  2.  A  kind  of  fur,  black  at  the  top  on  a  whitish  ground,  taken 
  from  the  ferret  or  weasel  of  the  same  name.[Obs.] 
 
  He  came  to  the  stake  in  a  fair  black  gown  furred  and 
  faced  with  foins.  --Fuller. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Foin  \Foin\,  v.  i.  [OE.  foinen  foignen  of  uncertain  origin; 
  cf  dial.  F.  fouiner  to  push  for  eels  with  a  spear,  fr  F. 
  fouine  an  eelspear,  perh.  fr  L.  fodere  to  dig,  thrust.] 
  To  thrust  with  a  sword  or  spear;  to  lunge.  [Obs.] 
 
  He  stroke,  he  soused,  he  foynd,  he  hewed,  he  lashed. 
  --Spenser. 
 
  They  lash,  they  foin,  they  pass,  they  strive  to  bore 
  Their  corselets,  and  the  thinnest  parts  explore. 
  --Dryden.