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precarious, or at the pleasure of the lord; after

Falling back where they wards they were granted for life; then for a Might field-room find.

Drayton. course of years longer than the natural life of a It is a base cowardliness, so soon as ever we are man; and, lastly, they became hereditary, which called from the garrison to the field, to think of runwas their most perfect stage. This progress has ning away.

Bp. Hall's Contemplations. been observed in every country where feudal

What though the field be lost, tenures exist; and the same must have been

All is not lost.

Jilton's Paradise Lost. known in Scotland, though in considering it we

Around the fields did nimble lightning play, are necessarily carried back to periods of remote

Which offered us by fits, and snatched the day; antiquity; for as fiefs were hereditary as early as

'Midst this was heard the shrill and tender cry the time of Malcolm II. they must have been in

Of well pleased ghosts, which in the storm did ay.

Dryden. their precarious state several centuries before.

The fieldmouse builds her garner under ground. See FEUDAL SYSTEM.

Id. FIELD, n. s. Sax. peld; Goth. field;

Let the field or ground of the picture be clean, Fielded, adj. Teut. feld; Belg. velt; light, and well united with colour.

Id. FIELD-BASIL, n. s.

all from Goth. fa, level, The god a clearer space for heaven designed; FIELD-BED, flat, as Mr. Thomson Where fields of light and liquid ether flow, FIELDFARE, suggests. Champaign; Purged from the ponderous dregs of earth below.


open ground; meadow; FIELD-MOUSE, any wide space or ex- When a man is in the field, a moderate skill in FIELD-OFFICER, panse; the ground of a fencing rather exposes him to the sword of his enemy,

Locke. FIELD-PIECE, picture or drawing; the than secures him from it.

Field lands are not exempted from mildews, nor FIELD-PREACHING, ground of a battle; the

yet from sraut, where it is more than in inclosed FIELD-ROOM, action or exploits of an


Mortimer. FIELD-SPORT, army in the field : fielded

Fieldmice are apt to gnaw their roots, and kill FIELDY, udj. is used byShakspeare for them in hard Winters.

Id. Husbandry. being in a field of battle: field-basil is a plant : The ill-natured man gives himself a large field to a field-bed, one contrived for ready use in the expatiate in; he exposes failings in human nature. field: fieldfare, the bird turdus pilaris: field

Addison's Spectator. marshal is, strictly, the commander of a whole I should enter upon a field too wide, and too much army in the field: as a field-officer is one asso- beaten, if I should display all the advantages of ciated in the command of a whole regiment: a peace.


Who can this field of miracles survey, field-piece is a piece of ordnance used in fields

And not with Galen all in rapture say, of battle as distinct froin sieges: a field-mouse,

Behold a God, adore him and obey. the NITEDULA, which see: field-preaching, field

Blackmore. room, and field-sports, are sufficiently plain :

Ask of yonder argent fields above, fieldy, is an excellent old adjective, meaning

Why Jove's satellites are less than Jove ? roomy; open as a field.

Pope. Bebolde ye the lilies of the feeld!

Or great Osiris, who first taught the swain

Id. Wiclif. Luk. xi. In Pharian fields to sow the golden grain. Jhesus cam down fro the hil with hem, and stood

All field-sports I look upon as frivolous. in a feeldy place, and the cumpany of hise disciples.

Lord Chesterfield. Id. Luk. vi. The tumults of field-preaching and the freaks of the I was borne free ; and because I might live freely new birth.

Warburton. I made election of the solitude of the fields. The

Let us venture into this large field, and take a view trees of these mountaines are my companions : the of the political, of the moral, of the religious, and of cleare water of these streams my mirrours. With the the domestic state of the world. Robertson's Sermon. trees and waters I communicate my thoughtes and

Not yet thc hawthorn bore her berries red, beautie.


With which the fieldfare, wintry guest, is fed : The bassa planting his fieldpieces upon the hills,

Nor Autumn yet bad brushed from every spray, did from thence grievously annoy the defendants.

With her chill band the mellow leaves away. Knolles.

Corper. You maintain several factions ;

First with fond gaze blue fields of air they sweep, And whilst a field.should be dispatched and fought, Or pierce the briny chambers of the deep; You are disputing of your generals. Shakspeare, Earth's burning line, and icy poles explore, Romeo, goud night ; I'll to my truckle bed,

Her fertile surface, and her caves of ore.

Darwin. This fieldbed is too cold for me to sleep. Id, Since his majesty went into the field,

Field-marshal is a modern military rank in England, I have seen her rise from ber bed.

but superior to all others (except the captain-general), Id. Macbeth.

having the chief command the whole army in the Now, Mars, I pry'thee, make us quick in work;


James. That we with smoking swords may march from hence,

When there is a field-officer of the day, it is bis To help our fielded fricuds.

Id. Coriolanus.

duty to visit all guards frequently during the day and Live with me, and be my love,

night. In the morning, on the dismounting of the And we will all the pleasure prove,

guards, he will collect the reports, and carry them to That hills and vallies, Jale and field, the governor or commandant,

Id. And all the craggy mountains yield.

FIELD, in heraldry, is so called, because it Raleigh.

contains those achievements anciently acquired Winter birds, as woodcocks and fieldfares, if they in the field of battle. It is the ground on which come early out of the northern countries, with us the colors, bearing, metals, furs, charges, &c., are shew cold winters.

Bacon, represented. Among the modern heralds, field is less frequently used in blazoning than shield by the besieged to defend the place. Such are or escutcheon, See SHIELD.

the fortifications of camps, highways, &c. FIELD COLORS, in war, are small flags of about FIEND, n. s. Sax. Sax. fiend, fiond, a a foot and a half square, which are carried FIEND-LIKE, adj. S foe; Goth. and Teut. along with the quarter-master general, for mark- fiend ; Dan. fiende. An enemy; the great eneing out the ground for the squadrons and batta- my of mankind; the devil. lions.

I nyle that ghe be maad felowis of fendis. For FIELDFARE, in ornithology. See Turdus.

ghe moun not drynke the cuppe of the lord, and the FIELDING (Henry), the son of lieutenant- cuppe of fendis ; ghe moun not be parteneris of the general Fielding who served under the duke of boord of the lord, and of the boord of fendis. Marlborough, was born in 1707. On the death

Wiclif. 1 Corynth. x. of his mother, his father married again; and Sir Here hauntis that feend, and does his daily spoyle ; John Fielding, who succeeded him in the com- Therefore henceforth be at your keeping well, mission of the peace for Middlesex, was his And ever ready for your foeman fell. brother by this marriage. Henry was sent to

Spenser's Faerie Queene. study at Leyden; but a failure in his remittances

Tom is followed by the fuul fiend. Shakspeare. obliged him to return in two years, when his

-This dead butcher and his fiend-like queen.

Id. Macbeth. own propensity to gaiety and profusion drove him to write for the stage at twenty years of age. Coming from hell ; what fiends would wish should be,

What now, had I a body again, I could, His first dramatic piece, Love in several Masques, And Hannibal could not have wished to see. which was well received, appeared in 1727:

Ben Jonson's Catiline. all his plays and farces, to the amount of eigh- The hell-hounds, as ungorged with flesh and blood, teen, were written before 1737; and many of Pursue their prey, and seek their wonted food ; them are still acted with applause. While thus The fiend remounts his courser.

Dryden. employed, he married a young lady with a for- O woman! woman! when to ill thy mind tune of £1500 and inherited an estate of £200 Is bent, all hell contains no fouler fiend. Pope. a year from his mother; all which, though he Vain wish! for lo, in gay attire concealed, retired into the country, he contrived to dissipate Yonder she comes ! the heart infaming fiend! in three years; and then applied to the study of (Will no kind power the helpless stripling shield ?) the law for a maintenance. În losing his fortune, Swift to her destined prey see Passion bend.

Beattie. he acquired the gout; which rendering it impossible for him to attend the bar, he therefore FIENUS (Thomas), an ingenious and learned had recourse to his pen for immediate supplies; physician, born at Antwerp in 1566. He went until he obtained the office of acting justice for into Italy to study physic under Mercurialis and Middlesex, an employment more profitable than Aldrovandus; and on his return distinguished honorable to him. Reduced at last by the fa- himself so much in the university of Louvain, tigues of this office, and by a complication of that he was chosen professor of physic, and was disorders, he by the advice of his physicians afterwards made physician to the duke of Bawent to Lisbon, where he died in 1754. He varia. He wrote several works, among which wrote a number of fugitive pamphlets and pe- were, De Viribus Imaginationis; and De Forniodical essays; but is chiefly distinguished by matione Fætus. He died at Louvain in 1631. his Adventures of Joseph Andrews, his Amelia, FIERCE, adj. Fr. fier, feroce ; Ital. and his History of Tom Jones. His works have FIERCEʻLY, adv. feroce ; Lat. ferus ; Heb. been collected and published, with his life pre- FIERCE'NESS, n. S. Sino, violence.- Minsheu. fixed, by Mr. Murphy. Besides these mentioned, Cruel; savage ; ravenous ; furious ; violenı. he published The Champion, 2 vols.; A Journey from this world to the next; The History of Jo

Therfore se the goodnesse and the fersnesse of god, nathan Wild; and after his death appeared his ghe the fersnesse into hem that felden doun, but the Voyage to Lisbon.

goodnesse of god into thee, if thou dwellist in good

Wiclif. Rom. xi. FIELDING (Sarah), sister of Henry Fielding, was born in 1714, and lived unmarried, and died

Cursed be their anger, for it was fierce; and their

Gen. xlix, 7. at Bath in April 1768. She was the author of wrath, for it was cruel

. the novel of David Simple; a less popular pro- winds ; yet are they turned about with a very small

The ships, though so great, are driven of fierce duction of a kindred class, called The Cry, a


James iii. 4. dramatic Fable; Xenophon's Memoirs of So- Soone as thy dreadful trompe begins to sound, crates, translated from the Greek (for which she The god of warre with his fiers equipage was favored with some valuable notes by Mr. Thou doest awake, sleepe never he so sownd, Harris of Salisbury); The Countess of Delwyn; And scared nations doest with horror sterne astownd. The History of Ophelia ; The Lives of Cleopa

Spenser's Faerie Queene. tra and Octavia, &c. &c.

With greedy force each other both assail, FIELD-STAFF, a weapon carried by the gunners, And strike so fiercely that they do impress about the length of a halbert, with a spear at the Deep-dinted furrows in the battered mail : end; having on each side ears screwed on like the iron walls to ward their blows were weak and frail.

Id. the cock of a match-lock, where the gunners screw in lighted matches when they are upon The defendants, fiercely assailed by their enemies command; and then the field-staffs are said to before, and beaten with the great ordnance behind,

Knolles. be armed.

were grievously distressed. Field-Works, in fortification, are those Battle joined, and both sides fiercely fonght. thrown up by an army in besieging a fortress, or



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This fierce abridgement

I drew this gallant head of war,
Hath to it circumstantial branches, which

And culled these fiery spirits from the world,
Distinction should be rich in. Id. Cymbelinc. To outlook conquest, and to win renowa
The Greeks are strong, and skilful to their strength, Even in the jaws of danger and of death. Id.
Fierce to their skill, and to their fierceness valiant.

Then fiery expedition be my wing,

Shakspeare. Jove's Mercury, and herald for a king. Id. The air, if very cold, irritateth the fame, and

Will any man put his finger into a fiery crucible, to maketh it burn more fiercely, as fire scorcheth in pull out gold?

Bp. Hall. frosty weather.

Bacon, The ashes, by their heat, their fierines, and their Suddenly there came out of a wood a monstrous

dryness, belong to the element of earth. Boyle. lion, with a she-bear not far from him, of little less

Through Elis and the Grecian towns he flew; fierceness.


The' audacious wretch for fiery coursers drew, His pride and brutal fierceness I abhor;

But scorn your mean suspicions of me more.

The Italians, notwithstanding their natural fierineus

of temper, affect always to appear sober and sedate. Thus we see, when their young stand in need of it,

Addiso. the timorous become valiant, the fierce and savage See ! from the brake the whirring pheasant springs, kind, and the ravenous, tender, and liberal. Locke.

And mounts exulting on triumphant wings :
Kindness has resistless charms,

Short is his joy; he feels the fiery wound,
All things else but weakly move ;

Flutters in blood, and panting beats the ground.
Fiercest anger it disarms,

And clips the wing of flying love.

Though now with hopeless toil we trace

Time's backward rolls to find its place; 'Tis the curse of mighty minds oppressed,

Whether the fiery-tressed Dane
To think what their state is, and what it should be ;

Or Roman's self o'erturned the fanc. Collins.
Impatient of their lot, they reason fiercely,
And call the laws of providence unequal. Rowe.

The Boy was sprang to manhood: in the wilds

Tyrants fierce, that unrelenting die.

Of fiery climes he made himself a home,
And his soul drank cheir sunbeams.

Byron. The defect of heat which gives fierceness to our natures, may contribute to that roughness of our lan- FIESCO (John Lewis), count of Lavagna, guage.

Swift. head of one of the noblest houses in Genoa, By the brook the shepherd dines;

became master of a large patrimony at the age From the fierce meridian heat

of eighteen, and headed a remarkable conspiracy Sheltered by the branching pines,

against the Doria family. France and the pope Pendant o'er his grassy seat.

(Paul III.) seem to have favored his plans. On

Cunningham As united fires burn the more fiercely, so a sinful

the evening of the 1st of January, 1547, he had society improve and grow in impiety, and every mem

prepared a galley under pretence of a cruise ber joins his brother's pollution to his own. It is not against the corsairs, and waited upon Andrew easy to say, how much profane companions are instru- Doria, to request permission to depart from the mental in reciprocally undoing one another.

harbour early in the morning. The same night

Witherspoon. he assembled a large body of partisans at bis His son, I am told, even at that early period of house, on the pretence of an entertainment, to life, maintained his opinions, on every subject, with whom he made an eloquent appeal on the subthe same sturdy, dogmatical, and arrogant fierceness ject of this undertaking; and then hastened to with which he now overbears all opposition to them in the apartment of his wife, and acquainted her company.


with his intention. She earnestly, but in vain, FIERI FA'CIAS, n. s. In law. A judicial entreated him to abandon his desperate enterwrit, that lies at all times within the year and prise. He took leave of her, saying, “Madam, day, for him that has recovered in an action of you shall never see me again, or you shall see debt or damages, to the sheriff, to command him every thing in Genoa beneath you.' He now to levy the debt or the damages of his goods sallied forth, preceded by 500 armed men, against whom the recovery was had.

and despatching parties to different quarOnce written firy, from ters, himself proceeded to secure the darsena, FIERINESS, n taining fire; fire-like; heated : hence passionate, board one of these, from which he was proceedunrestrained.

ing across the plank to the captain galley, the Scarcely had Phoebus in the gloomy East board gave way; and falling into the water, inYet harnessed his fiery footed team,

cumbered with his armour, he sank to rise no Ne reared above the earth his faming crest, more! Thus terminated the life of this able When the last deadly smoak aloft did stream. ambitious young noble at the early age of tweuty

Faerie Queene. two. His confederates failed in their attempt on The sword which is made fiery doth not only cut Andrew Doria, but Giannetino his nephew fell by reason of the sharpness which simply it hath; beneath their swords. The loss of the leader but also burn by means of that heat which it bath however proved fatal to their conspiracy; his from fire. I know, thoud'st rather

brother Jerome was deserted, and the whole Follow thine enemy in a fiery gulph

family was ruined and banished. Than flatter him in a bower. Shakspeare.

FIESOLE (the ancient Fæsulæ), an ancient Then, as I said, the duke, great Bolingbroke,

town of Tuscany, one of the twelve cities of Mourted upon a hot and fiery steed,

Etruria, and the spot to which Catiline retired Which his aspiring rider seemed to know,

on the discovery of bis conspiracy. It is a With slow but stately pace kept on his course. Id. bishop's see, but at present litile more than a

FLEIRY, adj. s. } Fire, which see.. Con- or dock, in which the galleys lay. Going on

heap of ruins: the situation is, however, elevated case; weighing, when fat, from three to four and salubrious, and the Florentines have villas years old, from forty to sixty stone. The cows, here, where there are traces of an amphitheatre when well fed, yield from ten to fourteen Scots of great extent. Three miles north-east of Flo- pints of milk daily (nearly half as many Engrence,

glish wine gallons) during the best of the grass FIFE. Fr. fifre; Teut. pfeiffi. A military mu- season, and continue long in milk; yet the dairy sic-pipe; an accompaniment to the drum. is here but a secondary object. The oxen were Farewell tbe plumed troops, and the big war

formerly much employed in labor, and were in That make ambition virtue! oh farewell!

request for this purpose for the counties along Farewell the neigbing steed and the shrill trump, the north-east coast, but they are now very seldom The spirit-stirring drum, the ear-piercing.fife. to be seen at work. The horses are much the

Shakspeare. same as are found in all the lowlands of ScotThus the gay victim, with fresh garlands crowned, land, Pleased with the sacred fife's enlivening sound, The staple manufacture is linen. DunfermThrough gazing crowds in solemn state proceeds.

line has long been famous for its damasks and Philips.

diapers. In several towns checks, ticks, osnaFife, or FIFESHIRE, a county of Scotland, burgs, and other fabrics are made. In 1812 bounded on the west by those of Clackmannan 4,500,000 yards of linen cloth were stamped, Kinross, and Perth; on the north and north-east of the value of £280,000; and in 1800, 600,000 by the Tay; on the east by the German Ocean, yards of plain linen were supposed to be made and on the south by the Frith of Forth. Though by private families for their own use, which it extends to a much greater length along the were not stamped. The number of hands emcoast, its mean dimensions are not above thirty, ployed in all the branches of this manufacture six miles in length, by fourteen in breadth; and in 1800 was computed to be 23,192. Flax is its superficial area has been computed at 504 spun into yarn almost in every family. The square miles, or 322,560 English acres. The face other manufactures are spirits, at four distilleof the country is various. Towards the west it ries, one of which works for the English maris mountainous having the Lomond hills rising ket; ship-building at Dysart, Kirkaldy, Wemyss, to a great height; and a ridge of hills extends and Anstruther; salt at the two former places eastward almost to the coast, occupying the cen- and other towns; leather at Kirkaldy, Cupar, tral district; towards the north and south the Auchtermuchty, and Falkland; and there are surface descends gradually to the Friths of Tay breweries in every town, and most of the viland Forth, exhibiting the most beautiful prospect lages. At Cupar, Kirkaldy, and Leven, bricks of fertile and well-cultivated fields. Woods and and tiles are made to a large amount; and plantations abound through the whole, and the vitriol or sulphuric acid at Burntisland. bills are covered with sheep, whose wool is in The principal rivers are the Eden and the Leven, high estimation.

both abounding with trout and salmon; and on no Agriculture has been greatly improved of late part of the coast of Scotland is the white fishery years; and the farms, particularly on the northern more productive than on that of Fife. Many declivity, bring very high rents. The rental of lakes, formerly seen here, have been drained, the lands, in 1811, was £335,290 14s. 6d. ster- and converted into arable land; but some of ling, or almost a guinea an acre over the whole, small extent remain, such as the Loch of Linand of the houses £38,756 1s. 6d. The farms in dores, Kilconquhar Loch, together with Lochgeneral are of a moderate size ; few of them are gellie, Comilla, and Lochpitry. Lead and copwhat may be called large, the greater number per and iron ore have been found here, and the are small, and the average perhaps about 150 sulphuretted ore of zinc; but coal is the most

But there are many possessions from fifty important and abundant of its mineral producdown to eight or ten acres, occupied by their pro- tions, and is well known to have been wrought prietors, or by manufacturers, tradesmen, and here for above five centuries. There is a charter, mechanics. In all new leases the rent is made dated_1291, allowing a coal-pit to be opened payable in money, though in a few instances the near Dunfermline. Another has been recently amount may depend upon the price of grain, mentioned by Mr. Chalmers, which is dated and vary therefore from year to year. The com- 1284-5, by which it appears that coal was used mon length of a lease here, as throughout Scot- at Tranent before that period. The greatest limeland, is nineteen years. The farm-buildings works in Scotland are those belonging to the present a great variety in regard to their materials earl of Elgin, at Charles Town on the Forth, and construction; but on the whole have much from which about 100,000 tons are raised annuimproved of late. More than a third of this ally; part of which is sold as it comes from the country is completely and substantially enclosed quarry, and 12,000 tons of coals are employed with dry stone walls or thorn hedges, chiefly the in calcining the remainder on the spot. Stones, latter. "This is one of the Scottish counties where resembling the precious garnet, are found in filax is grown to some extent : though it is by no considerable numbers at Elie, and known by means a favorite with landlords, who, in some the name of Elie rubies. instances, have prohibited their tenants from This county is little distinguished by com sowing more than one acre in a year. The cattle merce. In 1800, 142 vessels, carrying 13,513 of Fifeshire have long been in high repute, both tons, and navigated by 883 seamen, were under as fattening and dairy stock. The prevailing the two custom-houses at Kirkaldy and Anscolor is black; horns small, white, turned up at truther, within the county, and about half the the points; bone small in proportion to the car- number of earh was supposed to be upder those




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out of it. These vessels are partly employed in

I have dreamed and slept above some fifteen years foreign trade with Russia and the ports on the and more. Shakspeare. Taming of the Shreu. Baltic, but chietly in the coasting trade. The A fifteenth part of silver incorporate with gold, will exports are the manufactures already mentioned, not be recovered by any water of separation, except with coal, lime, and grain of all sorts; and the you put a greater quantity of silver to draw imports from foreign parts, timber, bark, hides, less.

Bacon's Nat. History. and tallow, flax and flax-seed, hemp, tar, iron,

London sends but four burgesses to parliament, al&c.; and coastwise, groceries, and other articles though it bear the fifteenih part of the charge of the for home consumption. Fifeshire contains thir

whole nation in all public taxes and levies.

Graunt's Bills of Mortality. teen royal boroughs, which still possess parliamentary representations : viz. Cupar, St. An

Towards the end of the fifteenth century, and be drews, Inverkeithing, Dunfermline, Burntisland, ginning of the sixteenth, all the princes of Europe Kinghorn, Kirkaldy, Dysart, Pittenweem, An- attacked, as if by concert, the power of their nobles.

Robertson's History of Scotland. struther Wester and Easter, Kilrenny, and

FIFTH, adj. Sax. fifza. The ordinal Crail; besides several which have lost that pri

Fifth'ly, adv. of five; the next to the vilege, from their being unable to bear the ex- fourth. Note: all our ordinals are taken ellippense of sending a commissioner to the Scottish tically for the part of which they express: as a fifth, parliament; but which yet retain all their other

a fifth part; a third, a third part, &c. privileges; such are Auchtermuchty, Strathmiglo, Newburgh, Falkland, Kilconquhar, Elie, Fifthly, living creatures have exact figure Earls-ferry, &c. These are joined with burghs

than plants.

Bacon's Nat. History. belonging to other counties; Cupar and St.

With smiling aspect you serenely move, Andrews, with Dundee, Perth, and Forfar; and

In your fifth orb, and rule the realm of love.

Dryden. Dunfermline and Inverkeithing, with Stirling,

Just as I wished the lots were cast on four, Culross, and Queensferry. Fifeshire thus sends

Myself the fifth.

Pope's Odyspy. three members to parliament, one for the county The publick shall have lost four fifths of its annual and two for its burghs; besides that the latter income for ever.

Swift. have a share in the election of two members more. None of these towns are now consider- vellers, who arose in the time of Cromwell, and

Firth MONARCHY Men, a set of fanatical Leable, Dunfermline excepted, which is a thriving who supposed the period of the Millenium to be place. See DUNFERMLINE. Packets and ferryboats ply regularly across the Forth from several from heaven, and erect the fifth universal mo

just at when Jesus Christ should descend places in this county; but the great thorough- narchy! Acting under this illusion, these enthufares are between Leith and Kinghorn, or Petty-siasts actually proceeded to the length of pror cur, and between Queensferry and Inverkeithing, claiming Jesus Christ king at London : but or the North Ferry. Vestiges of royal splendor Oliver soon dispersed them, and put an end to are still visible at St. Andrews, Dunfermline, their visionary monarchy. See Great Britain. Falkland, and Kinghorn, and various monastic remains are scattered throughout the county.

FI'FTY, adj. 7 Sax. Fiftig, fifteogoða. Five Among the most remarkable are the ruins of St. FI'FTIETH.

} tenis: the ordination forty Regulus's chapel and tower, at St. Andrews, Thanne the Jewis seiden to him thou hast not yet said to have been built in the fourth century; fifti yeer, and hast thou seyen Abraham. the cathedral at the same place, founded in 1161; the abbey of Dunfermline, remarkable for Judas ordained captains over thousands, hundreds, its being a royal cemetery, where the remains of fifties, and tens.

I Mac. ii. 55. Robert Bruce were lately discovered and re- A withered hermit, five-score Winters worn, interred with. becoming solemnity. To the Might shake off fifty looking in her eye. county also belong the small islands of May

Shakspeare. and Inchgarvie. There is a great number of

Be then desired elegant seats in the county, of which ten belong

Of fifty to disquantity your train ; to eight peers, and seven to baronets, besides

And the remainders, that shall still depend,

To such men as may besort your age. more than seventy to other proprietors. It is divided into sixty-one parochial districts, having

If this medium be rarer within the sun's body than one full synod, and four presbytery seats within

at its surface, and rarer there than at the hnndredth itself. Fife affords an Irish title of earl to the part of an inch from its body, and rarer there than at Duffs of Braco, the descendants of the ancient there than at the orb of Saturn, I see no reason wby

the fiftieth part of an inch from its body, and rarer Thanes of Fife. Cupar is the county town. the increase of density should stop any where. FIFE-Rails, in a ship, are those placed on

Newton's Opticks. banisters, on each side of the top of the poop, In the Hebrew there is a particle consisting but of and so along with hauncers or falls. They reach one letter, of which there are reckoned above fitty down to the quarter-deck, and to the stair of the several significations.

Locke. gang-way.

FIG, v. a. See Fico. To insult with ficos, . ,

or contemptuous motions of the fingers; to dethe ordinal of fifteen; the fifth after the tenth ;

When Pistol lies, do this, and fig me like containing one part in fifteen.

The bragging Spaniard. Shakspeare. Henry IV. And Bethanye was besides Jerusalem, as it were Away to the sow she goes, and figs her in the fiftene furlongis. Wiclif. Jon xi. crown with another story.


Wiclif. Jon viji.



FIFTEEN, adj. Fise and en: 'ifteenth is lude,

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