• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Fid (Mil) A block of wood used in mounting and dismounting heavy guns.
    • Fid A pin of hard wood, tapering to a point, used to open the strands of a rope in splicing.
    • Fid (Naut) A square bar of wood or iron, used to support the topmast, being passed through a hole or mortise at its heel, and resting on the trestle trees.
    • Fid A wooden or metal bar or pin, used to support or steady anything.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n fid A small thick lump.
    • n fid A piece or plug of tobacco.
    • n fid A bar of wood or metal used to support or steady anything.
    • n fid Nautical: A square bar of wood or iron, with a shoulder at one end, used to support a topmast or topgallantmast when swayed up into place. The fid passes through a square hole in the heel of its mast, and its ends rest on the trestletrees.
    • n fid A conical pin of hard wood, from 12 to 24 inches long, and from 1 to 3 inches in diameter at the butt, used to open the strands of rope in splicing.
    • fid Nautical, to sway into place and secure (a topmast or topgallantmast) by its fid. Also fidd.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Fid fid a conical pin of hard wood, used by sailors to open the strands of a rope in splicing: a square bar of wood or iron, with a shoulder at one end, used to support the weight of the topmast or top-gallant-mast when swayed up into place.
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Prov. E. fid, a small, thick lump


In literature:

The lu-fid' and the wa'-kis are the extent of woman's ordinary clothing.
"The Bontoc Igorot" by Albert Ernest Jenks
To this abstraction Fid presumed to offer no interruption.
"The Red Rover" by James Fenimore Cooper
Arnold seized a fid from another locker.
"Boy Scouts in Southern Waters" by G. Harvey Ralphson
Hence is Fid Mor Thruailli ('Great Scabbard-Wood') in Ulster.
"The Ancient Irish Epic Tale Táin Bó Cúalnge" by Unknown
She's a prig and a fid-fad both.
"The Maidens' Lodge" by Emily Sarah Holt
He whispered his ideas also to Harry and Tim Fid, who agreed to keep a watchful eye on the prisoners.
"True Blue" by W.H.G. Kingston
The fourth glume is hyaline, narrow or broad, 2-fid and awned, or reduced to an awn more or less dilated at the base, paleate or not.
"A Handbook of Some South Indian Grasses" by Rai Bahadur K. Ranga Achariyar
He accordingly shut the great doors, and put the fid into the staple.
"Rollo's Philosophy. [Air]" by Jacob Abbott
When a mast has been swayed high enough the fid is then inserted, and the mast-rope relieved of the weight.
"The Sailor's Word-Book" by William Henry Smyth
Awn 3-fid, the branches divaricate.
"The Manual of the Botany of the Northern United States" by Asa Gray

In news:

Yamal LNG launches new-build ship tender ahead of planned FID .
FID irock 520. Review Date November 25, 2002.
With a flimsy plastic shell and loose parts, the FID irock 520 ($84.99 direct) should fit in well with the rest of the toys this holiday season.
New Techniques & Application Chapter 11 TLC-FID with Special Reference to Marine Lipids and Other High-Molecular-Weight Organic Compounds .

In science:

Then the distributed walkers simultaneously take preassigned fixed TRW steps in a given experiment d and count the number of visits (or flux) fid to the node i during TRW steps.
Flux fluctuations in a multi-random-walker model and surface growth dynamics
The Varian software can also be used to Fourier transform the FID, and to display the output spectra.
Experimental Quantum Computation with Nuclear Spins in Liquid Solution
The free energy F may be computed with use made of (3.18) or (3.19). It is easier, however, to proceed from (B.1) upon defining s0(ρ) so that one shall arrive at the free energy of an ideal Bose gas Fid when a = 0 and fc = 0.
A new view on superfluidity
The RF coil typically serves both as the generator of the pulsed magnetic field, and as the detector of the FID signal.
A Quantum Mechanical Review of Magnetic Resonance Imaging
When both states are pure, Fid( bφ, φ) = |h bφ|φi|2 .
Conciliation of Bayes and Pointwise Quantum State Estimation: Asymptotic information bounds in quantum statistics