feague

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • v. t feague fēg To beat or whip; to drive.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • feague To beat or whip.
    • feague To discomfit; perplex.
    • feague To be perplexed.
    • n feague A dirty, sluttish, idle fellow.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Feague fēg (obs.) to whip: to perplex.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. G. fegen, to sweep, Icel. fægja, to cleanse, polish, E. fair, fay, to fit, fey, to cleanse
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Cog. with Dut. vegen, Ger. fegen.

Usage

In literature:

They lay their heads together, with their snuff-boxes in their hands, as Mr. Bayes has it, and feague it away.
"Lives of the Poets: Addison, Savage, and Swift" by Samuel Johnson
I e'en turned my table to the fire and feagued it away, as Bayes says.
"The Journal of Sir Walter Scott" by Walter Scott
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