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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Foist  \Foist\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Foisted};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Foisting}.]  [Cf.  OD  vysten  to  fizzle,  D.  veesten  E.  fizz, 
  fitchet,  bullfist.] 
  To  insert  surreptitiously,  wrongfully,  or  without  warrant;  to 
  interpolate;  to  pass  off  (something  spurious  or  counterfeit) 
  as  genuine,  true,  or  worthy;  --  usually  followed  by  in 
 
  Lest  negligence  or  partiality  might  admit  or  foist  in 
  abuses  and  corruption.  --R.  Carew. 
 
  When  a  scripture  has  been  corrupted  .  .  .  by  a 
  supposititious  foisting  of  some  words  in  --South. 




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