• WordNet 3.6
    • n fitch dark brown mustelid of woodlands of Eurasia that gives off an unpleasant odor when threatened
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Additional illustrations & photos:

Fitch's Second Boat Fitch's Second Boat
Fitch 1796 Fitch 1796

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Fitch (Bot) A vetch.
    • Fitch (Bot) A word found in the Authorized Version of the Bible, representing different Hebrew originals. In Isaiah xxviii. 25, 27, it means the black aromatic seeds of Nigella sativa, still used as a flavoring in the East. In Ezekiel iv. 9, the Revised Version now reads spelt.
    • n Fitch (Zoöl) The European polecat; also, its fur.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n fitch A vetch. In the authorized version of the Bible the word is used to translate two different Hebrew words (Ezek. iv. 9; Isa. xxviii. 25-27). The former is probably spelt, a grain resembling wheat, and is so rendered in the revised version; the latter, the black cumin (Nigella sativa), as stated in the margin of the revised version.
    • n fitch In zoology, same as fitchew.
    • n fitch In furriery, the dressed fur of the fitchew; the prepared skin of the polecat. It makes a fine, soft, and warm fur, but the natural odor is difficult to remove.
    • n fitch Same as fitch-brush.
    • fitch To fix; fasten; set up.
    • fitch To transfix; pierce.
    • n fitch A spoonful.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Fitch fich now vetch:
    • n Fitch fich (B.) Isa. xxviii. 25, black cummin (Nigella sativa): in Ezek. iv. 9, a kind of bearded wheat, spelt.
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
See Vetch
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
See Vetch.


In literature:

Bromfield Thomas Fitch } the Massachusetts Bay.
"Privateering and Piracy in the Colonial Period" by Various
Miss Mary Baker (Mrs. Fitch).
"The Kirk on Rutgers Farm" by Frederick Brückbauer
"Boys and Girls Bookshelf; a Practical Plan of Character Building, Volume I (of 17)" by Various
My name is Polly Fitch.
"A Bookful of Girls" by Anna Fuller
Men like William Gillette and Clyde Fitch quite frankly acknowledged their indebtedness to him.
"A Son of the Middle Border" by Hamlin Garland
FITCH, Mr., persistency of a variety of the pea, i.
"The Variation of Animals and Plants Under Domestication, Volume II (of 2)" by Charles Darwin
Five adhered to Great Britain: Gridley, Auchmuty, Fitch, Kent, and Hutchinson.
"The International Monthly, Volume 3, No. 2, May, 1851" by Various
The will was given to his lawyers, Sandringham, Bellew and Fitch, with instructions not to open it for twenty years.
"Alex the Great" by H. C. Witwer
Fitch (Joshua G.) on St. Paul quoting heathen writers, 278.
"Notes and Queries, Index of Volume 5, January-June, 1852" by Various
Fitch, Dean Florence M, 664.
"The History of Woman Suffrage, Volume V"

In news:

Fitch scored on its first three possessions to jump out to a 21-0 lead in the first quarter.
John Fitch, Glamorous Racer With a Flair for Danger, Dies at 95.
Fitch High School and Norwich Free Academy have already clinched berths in next week's CIAC football playoffs.
Bloomberg has done a good job keeping the credit raters in the spotlight, and its latest story shines a harsh one on Standard & Poor's, Moody's, and Fitch Ratings.
Hearst Corporation To Increase Equity Interest In Fitch Group To 50 Percent.
Hot dog shop treats Fitch staff to breakfast.
This guy was everywhere — on billboards, in magazines, on Abercrombie & Fitch shopping bags — and then he disappeared.
And he did it again at a critical moment in a 35-26 victory Saturday night over plucky Austintown Fitch in the first round of the Division I regional quarterfinal.
Fitch raced Corvettes and Mercedes-Benzes in the US and Europe in the '50s and '60s.
John Fitch dies at 95.
Sony and Panasonic were downgraded Thursday by Fitch.
Fitch cuts Sony, Panasonic debt ratings to " junk " status.
Ratings firm Fitch cites a weak financial outlook for the entertainment and electronics giant.
Fitch Downgrades Sony, Panasonic to ' Junk ' Status.
Fitch downgrades Cyprus rating deeper into junk .

In science:

Pittman, T.B., Fitch, M.J., Jacobs, B.C., and Franson, J.D., “Experimental Controlled-NOT logic gate for single photons in the coincidence basis”, Phys.
Quantum Computing using Linear Optics
The phenomenon was discovered in 1964, in the classic experiment of Christensen, Cronin, Fitch, and Turlay .
Theoretical Summary Lecture for EPS HEP99
FreqNuc from Interrogate (Waddell et al. 2005) was used to perform tests on pairwise F matrices. Visualization of results used hierarchical clustering (UPGMA) and Fitch-Margoliash least squares tree fitting excluding negative edges (FM+) as provided by the program PAUP* (Swofford 2000).
Measuring Fit of Sequence Data to Phylogenetic Model: Gain of Power using Marginal Tests
According to the 2006 Fitch survey, the total nominal value of credit derivatives at the end of 2005 stood at nearly 12 trillion dollars, nearly half of which was constituted by CDS.
Credit derivatives: instruments of hedging and factors of instability. The example of ?Credit Default Swaps? on French reference entities
Public data remain insufficient and private data (British Bankers’ Association (BBA) and Fitch are the main suppliers of data on this market) are based on questionnaires and should be treated with caution.
Credit derivatives: instruments of hedging and factors of instability. The example of ?Credit Default Swaps? on French reference entities