Definitions starting with F

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fore-day

[Pan-Creole; also Gul., US Black (Han­cock p.c.); cf. Scots fore-day the day between breakfast and noon CSD, reinterpreted as (be )fore + day; cf. Haitian douvan jour à l'aube TDICE] n. early dawn; the period just before daybreak: 1895 'Fore day in de mornin' (Edwards 98). 1978 Just about fore-day (before dawn) (Bethel 87). (Gen)

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Last update: 2010-12-05 15:17
Author: Holm and Shilling, DBE, 1982
Revision: 1.0

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