Feu

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Feu (Scots Law) A free and gratuitous right to lands made to one for service to be performed by him; a tenure where the vassal, in place of military services, makes a return in grain or in money.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n feu In Scots law: A free and gratuitous right to lands granted to one for service to be performed by him according to the proper tenure thereof; specifically, a right to the use and enjoyment of lands, houses, or other heritable subjects of perpetuity, in consideration of agricultural services or an annual payment in grain or money, called feu-duty, and certain other contingent burdens. This was anciently deemed an ignoble tenure, as distinguished from ward-holding, where the service rendered was purely military, and from blanch-holding, where it was merely nominal.
    • n feu The land or piece of ground so held; a fief.
    • feu To make a feu of; vest in one who pays the annual feu-duty.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Feu (Scot.) a tenure where the vassal, in place of military services, makes a return in grain or in money: a right to the use of land, houses, &c., in perpetuity, for a stipulated annual payment (Feu′-dū′ty)
    • v.t Feu to vest in one who undertakes to pay the feu-duty—n. Feu′ar, one who holds real estate in consideration of a payment called feu-duty
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
See 2d Feud, and Fee

Usage

In literature:

Memoire sur la matiere du feu, considere comme instrument chimique dans les analyses.
"Lamarck, the Founder of Evolution" by Alpheus Spring Packard
He afterwards granted a feu to his relation, John Forman, of some lands belonging to the Monastery.
"The Works of John Knox, Vol. 1 (of 6)" by John Knox
Bibliotheque de feu M. J. J.
"Notes and Queries, Number 210, November 5, 1853" by Various
What Lafayette called "a good noisy feu de joie" followed.
"Lafayette" by Martha Foote Crow
Men who at twenty had thrown Feu-de-joie posies, now bald but young as ever, tossed her roses.
"The Strollers" by Frederic S. Isham
The schooner yacht Feu Follette swam sluggishly along shore, her lofty canvas flapping in the faint air.
"The Pirate Woman" by Aylward Edward Dingle
Faience au feu de reverbere, 1775 to 1789.
"The Collector's Handbook to Keramics of the Renaissance and Modern Periods" by William Chaffers
Common stock (pot-au-feu), 87.
"The Century Cook Book" by Mary Ronald
On le reprit aussitot, et on mit le feu aux ecorces, dont il etoit couvert.
"The Conquest of Canada (Vol. 2 of 2)" by George Warburton
Firearms Des armes a feu.
"Manual for Noncommissioned Officers and Privates of Cavalry of the Army" by U. S. War Department
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In poetry:

"Quand vous serez bien vielle, le soir a la chandelle
Assise aupres du feu devisant et filant,
Direz, chantant mes vers en vous esmerveillant,
Ronsard m'a celebre du temps que j'etois belle."
"Ronsard To His Mistress" by William Makepeace Thackeray

In news:

Rich, homey pot au feu for modern cooks.
This is my untraditional weeknight version of the traditional French stew known as pot-au- feu , a dish that dates back to medieval times.
This is my untraditional weeknight version of the traditional French stew known as pot au feu , a dish that dates back to medieval times.
L'Adour's Pot au Feu with Duck.
View full size David Lassman, The Post-Standard Yann Guigne, chef and owner of L'Adour Restaurant Francais, shows off his Pot au Feu with Duck, a traditional French peasant dish.
Meanwhile, you don't braise the steak, as you would in pot-au-feu .
APL average revenue per FEU, period year-over-year percent change and period-to-period percent change.
Like a painter giving his brush free rein, he pushes his rug empire past the 60-pattern mark with the fireballs of Feu and the loosely assembled squares of Back Splash.
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In science:

The two types of PMTs used were respectively: (i) a Hamamatsu R7899 PMT, and (ii) a radiation-hard multimesh, small size PMT FEU-187 from RIE St.
Performance Studies of Prototype II for the CASTOR forward Calorimeter at the CMS Experiment
For this geometry, two reading-device options provide the desired performances: (i) 6 Hamamatsu-S8148 APDs per readout unit, and (ii) a small-size PMT, such as the RIE FEU-187.
Performance Studies of Prototype II for the CASTOR forward Calorimeter at the CMS Experiment
The photomultiplier FEU-130(made in Russia) was used to count the average number of photons in light pulses.
Supersensitive avalanche silicon drift photodetector
Carnot, S., 1824, Reflexions sur la puissance motrice du feu, (Bachelier, Paris).
The Physics and Mathematics of the Second Law of Thermodynamics
An FEU-79 electron mult iplier as the detector of light and standard glass Schott filters for defining the UBV photoelectric system were used.
Results of UBV Photoelectric Observations of the Early-Type Eclipsing Binary System XZ Cep
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