Fadge

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Fadge A small flat loaf or thick cake; also, a fagot.
    • v. i Fadge To fit; to suit; to agree. "They shall be made, spite of antipathy, to fadge together.""Well, Sir, how fadges the new design ?"
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • fadge To suit; fit; come close, as the parts of things united; hence, to have one part consistent with another.
    • fadge To agree; live in amity.
    • fadge To succeed; turn out well.
    • n fadge A bundle; a fagot.
    • n fadge A covering of undressed leather inclosing a bundle of patent or other valuable leather.
    • n fadge A large flat loaf or bannock, commonly of barley-meal, baked among ashes.
    • n fadge A fat, clumsy person.
    • fadge To beat or thrash.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.i Fadge faj to agree: to succeed, turn out well.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. OE. faden, to flatter, and AS. fgan, to join, unit, G. fügen, or AS. āfægian, to depict; all perh. form the same root as E. fair,. Cf. Fair (a.) Fay to fit
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Ety. dub.; not conn. with A.S. fégan, to join.

Usage

In literature:

Of course Mr Fadge is not immediately responsible; but it'll be unpleasant for him, decidedly unpleasant.
"New Grub Street" by George Gissing
In truth, however, I suspect the Poet was not very attentive to the point of making the events of the several plays fadge together.
"Shakespeare: His Life, Art, And Characters, Volume I." by H. N. Hudson
Everything looked sort of fadged up that she had before her own mother died.
"By the Light of the Soul" by Mary E. Wilkins Freeman
You have to fadge for yourself now.
"Slave Narratives: a Folk History of Slavery in the United States From Interviews with Former Slaves" by Work Projects Administration
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In poetry:

"Her oxen may dye i' the house, billie,
And her kye into the byre;
And I sall hae nothing to mysell
Bot a fat fadge by the fyre."
"Lord Thomas And Fair Annet" by Andrew Lang

In science:

The Clifford group Gcl is defined in terms of the twisted adjoint fAdg , Gcl := { g ∈ CL× | fAdg (T X ⊕ T ∗X ) ⊂ T X ⊕ T ∗X }.
Poisson structures and generalized Kahler structures
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