Definitions starting with F

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fine

adj. [Car.; OED extremely thin →1821; cf. Sp., Port. fino thin; cf. LA Fr. fin thin (Taylor 195 1 b :43)] (of worms, leaves, people, etc.) small, thin: 1895 fine grass (Edwards 74). A fine [skinny] little girl (Exuma). Fine plaits (Mayag.). (Black)

-v. [from the general tendency of Cr. adj. to become verbs] to grind until fine: We grin' corn,

Tags: adjective, verb

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Last update: 2010-11-28 16:07
Author: Holm and Shilling, DBE, 1982
Revision: 1.0

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