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Vapours and clouds feed the plants of the earth 31 cwt. to 4 cwt.; a fat of unbound books with the balm of dews and the fatness of showers. half a maund or four bales; of wire from 20
to 25 cwt. ; and of yarn from 220 to 221 bunSome, lucky, find a flowery spot,
FATA MORGANA, a very remarkable aerial
phenomenon, which is sometimes observed froin I am of small stature, like Alexander the Great; the harbour of Messina, and adjacent places, at a I am somewhat inclinable to fatness, like Dr. Arbuth certain height of the atmosphere. The name, not and Aristotle; and I drink brandy and water, like which signifies Fairy Morgana, is derived froin Mr. Boyd.
Sheridan. an opinion of the superstitious Sicilians, that the
whole spectacle is produced by fairies, or such Fat, n. s. Sax. sæt; Swed. fat; Belg. vatte; like visionary invisible beings. The populace generally written VAT, which see. A fermenting are delighted whenever it appears, and run about or other large vessel to hold liquids.
the streets shouting for joy, calling every body The fats shall overflow with wine and oil.
out to partake of the glorious sight. This singular Joel ii. 24.
meteor has been described by various authors; A white stone used for flagging floors, for cisterns, but the first who mentioned it with any degree and tanners' fats.
Woodward on Fossila.
of precision was Father Angelucci, who gives the Fat, in medicine. A great number of fats following account of it as quoted by Swinburne: have been kept in the shops, for making oint. On the 15th of August, 1643, as I stood at my ments, plasters, and other medicinal compo- window, I was surprised with a most wonderful sitions; as hog's lard, the fat of the boar, the delectable vision. The sea, that washes the fox, hare, dog, wild cat, Alpine mouse, heaver; Sicilian shore, swelled up, and became, for ten that of hens, ducks, geese, storks; of the whale, miles in length, like a chain of dark mountains ; pike, serpents, viper, &c., as also human while the waters near our Calabrian coast grew fat !- These are now, of course, abandoned. quite smooth, and in an instant appeared as one To obtain fat pure, it must be cut into pieces, clear polished mirror, reclining against the aforeand melted with a gentle heat in a proper vessel said ridge. On this glass was depicted, in chiaro with an equal quantity of water. It is afterwards scuro, a string of several thousands of pilasters, to be put into an earthen pot, where the fat all equal in altitude, distance, and degree of light rises to the top, and becomes solid when cold. and shade. In a moment they lost half their In this state it is exceedingly white, and suffi- height, and bent into arcades, like Roman aqueciently pure for the purposes of pharmacy or ducts. A long cornice was next formed on the chemical examination. See Pharmacy. Fat top, and above it arose castles innumerable, all thus purified has very little taste, and a weak but perfectly alike. These soon split into towers, peculiar smell. The uses of fat in the animal which were shortly after lost in colonnades, then economy have not been clearly ascertained. One windows, and at last ended in pines, cypresses, of the chief probably is, to blunt and correct a and other trees, even and similar. This is the great part of the acids of the aliments, and which Fata Morgana, which, for twenty-six years, I had are more than are requisite to the composition thought a mere fable.' of the nutritive juice. This is certain, that As soon as the sun surmounts the eastern hills animals which are castrated, which are not much behind Reggio, and rises high enough to form exercised, or which are come to an age when an angle of forty-five degrees on the water before the production and loss of the seminal fluid is the city, every object existing or moving at Regless, and which at the same time consume inuch gio is repeated 1000 fold upon this marine looksucculent aliment, generally become fatter, and ing glass; which, by its tremulous motion, is as sometimes exceedingly so. Although fat is it were cut into facets. Each image passes very different from truly animalised substances, rapidly off in succession as the day advances,
appears not easily convertible into nutritive and the stream carries down the wave on which juices, it being generally difficult of digestion, it appeared. Thus the parts of this moving picand apt to become rancid, yet in certain cases ture will vanish in the twinkling of an eye. it serves to the nourishment and reparation of Sometimes the air is, at that moment, so impregthe body. Animals certainly become lean, and nated with vapors, and undisturbed by winds, live upon their fat, when they have too little food, as to reflect objects in a kind of aerial screen, and when they have diseases which prevent rising about thirty feet above the level of the sea. digestion and nutrition. In these cases the fatter In cloudy heavy weather, they are drawn on the animals hold out longer than the leaner. The fat surface of the water, bordered with fine prismatiappears to be then absorbed, and transformed cal colors. The following is the account given into nutritive juice. In infancy it is white, insipid, by M. Houel : • In fine summer days, when the and not very solid; in the adult it is firm and weather is calm, there rises above the great curyellowish, and in animals of an advanced age rent a vapor which acquires a certain density, so its color is deeper, its consistence various, and as to form in the atmosphere horizontal prisms, its taste in general stronger.
whose sides are disposed in such a manner that, Fat, in sea language, signifies the same with when they come to their proper degree of perfecbroad.
Thus a ship is said to have a fat quar- tion, they reflect and represent successively, for ter, if the trussing in or tuck of her quarter be some time (like a moveable mirror), the objects deep.
on the coast or in the adjacent country. They Fat likewise denotes an uncertain measure of exhibit by turns the city and suburbs of Messina, capacity Thus a fat of isinglass contains from trees, animals, men, and mountains. They are
certainly beautiful aerial moving pictures. There a fine country; but the violent conduct of the
Fr. fatalité, fatal; Ital. are observed upon the surface of the prism,
fata; Pers. fat (death); Lat. which render confused to the eye the objects which FA'tal, adj.
fatum, from for, fari (à Gr. had been before so accurately delineated, and FA'TALISM, n. s. paw), to pronounce (the the picture vanishes. The vapor forms other
supposed decree of God). combinations, and is dispersed in air. Different FATAL'ITY, Destiny; sometimes meanaccounts have been given of this singular appear- FA'TALLY, adv. ing a kind of deified chance; ance; which, for my part, I attribute to a bitu- FATALNESS, n. s. j sometimes a fixed series of men that issues from certain rocks at the bottom causes; predetermined event; cause of death; of the sea, and which is often seen to cover a death : fated, means decreed by fate or destiny; part of its surface in the canal of Messina. The invested with the powers of fate, or fatal detersubtle parts of this bitumen being attenuated, mination; endued with any power or quality combined, and exhaled with the aqueous globules by fate. Fatal is decisive; inevitable; deadly; that are raised by the air, and formed into bodies mortal; appointed by destiny; causing sure of vapor, give to this condensed vapor more con- destruction or death: fatalism, the doctrine of sistence; and contribute, by their smooth and necessitarian philosophers, or of the fatalists, polished particles, to the formation of a kind of who maintain that all things happen by necessity: aerial crystal, which receives the light, reflects it fatality is predetermination; predestination; tento the eye, and transmits to it all the luminous dency to danger or evil: fatalness, inevitable points which color the objects exhibited in this necessity. phenomenon, and render them visible.' Francis
Tell me what fales attend the duke of Suffolk? Antonio Minasi, who observed this curious spec- By water shall he die, and take his end ? tacle three times in 1793, gives the following
Shakspeare. account of it:
The futed sky • When,' says Minasi, the rising sun shines
Gives us free
Id. from that point whence its incident ray forms
If I'm traduced by tongues which neither know an angle of about forty-five degrees on the sea
My faculties nor person, yet will be
The chronicles of my doing, let me say of Reggio, and the bright surface of the water in
'Tis but the fate of place, and the rough brake the bay is not disturbed either by the wind or
That virtue must go through. Id. Henry VIII. the current, the spectator being placed on an
It was fatal to the king to fight for his money; aud eminence of the city, with his back to the sun, though he avoided to fight with enemies abroad, yet and his face to the sea; on a sudden there ap- he was still enforced to fight for it with rebels at home. pear in the water, as in a catoptric theatre,
Bacon's Henry VII. various multiplied objects, viz. numberless series By a strange fatality men suffer their dissenting to of pilasters, arches, castles well delineated, regu- be drawn into the stream of the present vogue. lar columns, lofty towers, superb palaces, with
King Charles. balconies and windows, extended alleys of trees,
In using the terms fate, decree, or destiny, we delightful plains with herds and flocks, armies speak after the manner of men ; for it being custoon foot and horseback, and many mary with us, whenever we resolve upon some dis
tant work, to declare our intentions to persons under other strange figures in their natural colors and proper actions, passing rapidly in succession like declared or mental determination.
our influence, we conceive of God as making the along the surface of the sea, during the whole of
Search, 1763. the short period of time while the above-men
Viewing a neighbouring hill, whose top of late tioned causes remain.
A chapel crowned, 'till in the common fute But if, in addition to the circumstances before The' adjoining abbey fell.
Denham. described, the atmosphere be highly impregnated The stream is so transparent, pure, and clear, with vapor, and dense exhalations not previously That had the self-enamoured youth gazed here, dispersed by the action of the wind or waves, or So fatally deceived he had not been,
Id. rarefied by the sun, it then happens that in this while he the bottom, not his face, had seen. vapor, as in a curtain extended along the channel
Necessity or chance to the height of about four or five and twenty
Approach not me; and what I will is fate. feet, and nearly down to the sea, the observer
Milton. will behold the scene of the same objects not
Some concurrence of their own will is requisite to only reflected from the surface of the sea, but produce their virtue, God rarely working with irresis
Barrow. likewise in the air, thouzh not so distinct or well tible power, or futal efficacy. defined as the former objects from the sea.
Still fatal to stout Hudibras, • Lastly, if the air be slightly hazy and opaque,
In all his feats of arms, when least and at the same time dewy, and adapted to form
He dreamt of it, to prosper best. Hudibras. the iris, then the above-mentioned objects will Seven times seven, or forty-nine, nine times nine, appear only at the surface of the sea, as in the
or eighty-one, and seven times nine, or the year sixty. first case, but all vividly colored, or fringed with three, is conceived to carry with it the most considerred, green, blue, and other prismatic colors.'
Browne. FATATENDA, a considerable town on the Others delude their trouble by a graver way of reaGambia, Western Africa, about 500 miles from soning, that these things are fatal and necessary, it its mouth. The African Company had once a being in vain to be troubled at that which we canzot factory here, situated on a rock, and overlooking help.
There is a necessity in fute
Free in his will to choose or to refuse, Why still the brave bold man is fortunate.
Man may improve the crisis or abuse ;
Dryden. Else, on the fatalist's unrighteous plan, When empire in its childhood first appears, Say to what bar amenable were man? Id. A watchful fate o'ersees its rising years.
Then grieve not thou to whom the' indulgent Mose Looking, he feeds alone his famished eyes;
Vouchsafes a portion of celestial fire, Feeds lingering death, but looking not he dies; Nor blame the partial fates, if they refuse Yet still he chose the longest way to fate,
The' imperial banquet and tae ricb attire. Wasting at once his life and his estate. Id.
Beattie. O race divine !
Of fate, and chance, and change in human life, Por beauty still is fatal to the line.
Id. High actions and high passions best describing. Behold the destined place of your abodes;
Byron. For thus Anchises prophesied of old,
I feel the impulse-yet I do not plunge;
I see the peril---yet do not recede;
Id. Which cruel laws to Indian wives allow,
Fate denotes an inevitable necessity depending When fatally their virtue they approve;
upon a superior cause. The word is formed Cheerful in flames, and martyrs of their love. from fari, fatum, to speak; and primarily implies
the same with effatum, viz. a word or decree She fied her father's rage, and with a train, Driven by the Southern blasts, was fated here to
pronounced by God; or a fixed sentence whereby reign.
the Deity has prescribed the order of things, and
Id. With full force his deadly bow he bent,
allotted to every person what shall befal him. And feathered fates among the mules and sumpters
The Greeks called it evpappevn, as it were a chain sent.
Id. or necessary series of things indissolubly linked All the father's precautions could not secure the together. All things, says Plato, are in fate; i.e. son from the fatality of dying by a lion. L'Estrange. within its sphere or scheme, but all things are
The stoicks held a fatality, and fixed unalterable not fated; and he thus explains the distinction : course of events; but then they held also, that they it is not in fate, says he, that one man shall do so fell out by a necessity emergent from and inherent in and so, and another suffer so and so, for that the things theinselves, which God himself could not would be destructive of our free agency and alter.
liberty ; but if any one should choose such Random chance, or wilful fate,
a life, and do such or such things, then it is in Guides the shaft from Cupid's bow.
fate that such things and such consequences shall
A. Philips. O think what anxious moments pass between
ensue upon it. The soul, therefore, is aðCOTOTOY, The birth of plots, and their last fatal periods.
free and uncontrolled, and it lies within itself to Oh, 'tis a dreadful interval of time,
act or not; and there is no compulsion or necesFilled up with horror all, and big with death. sity here; but what follows upon the action shall
Addison. be accomplished, kao' eluappevnv, according to Her aukward love indeed was oddly fated ; fate, or the constitution of things. Thus, that She and her Polly were too near related. Prior. Æneas should marry Lavinia was a thing in
A palsy in the brain is most dangerous ; when it which he was free and independent, but the conseizeth the heart, or organs of breathing, fatal. sequent war with Turnus was a fated circum
Arbuthnot on Diet.
stance. To this fate even the gods themselves To say that the world was made casually by the
were subject. concurrence of atoms, is to affirm that the atoms com.. posed the world mechanically and fatally; only they the descendants of Mahomet by Fathema, or
FATEMITES, FATHEMITES, or FATHIMITES, were not sensible of it.
Fatima, his daughter. They never enjoyed the And bears thy fate, Antinous, on its wings. Pope.
khalifat of Mecca or Begdad, but reigned in BarWill the obstinate fatalist find sufficient apology ?
bary and Egypt. See Khalifs. Watts.
FATES, in mythology. See PARCE All should be prophets to themselves ; foresee
FATHER. n. S. & v. a. Saxon, fæder; Their future fate ; their future fate foretaste ·
Goth. and Swed. This art would waste the bitterness of death.
fader; Belg. and The thought of death, alone, the fear destroys.
Isl. vader; Teut. Young. FA'THERLINESS, n. s.
vatter, or vater; O majestic Night!
FA'THERLY, adj. & adv. Sans. patara ; Per. Nature's great ancestor! Day's elder-born!
phader, or puedar ; Ital. padre; Fr.
Lat. And fated to survive the transient sun.
πατηρ. Wickedness and weakness; is one of the fatalesl the earliest ancestor; the inventor, or first con
The male parent of a child; mistakes desperation can hurry a man into. Sterne. Our poet, it must be confessed, left several passages honorable persons, generally; to the ecclesiasti
triver, of any thing: a title given to aged and so expressed, as to be favorable to fatalism and necessity.
cal writers of the first centuries; to a senator of Yes, to deep sadness sullenly resigned,
Rome; a jesuit, &c., particularly: and, suHe feels his body's bondage in his mind;
premely, to God; and to the first person of the Puts off bis generous nature ; and, to suit
adorable Trinity: to father, is to adopt, or treat, His manners with his fate, puts on the brute. as a child; to supply with a father; to adopt a
Cowper. composition; to acknowledge any one as his child,
pater ; Gr.
or production : a fatherhood is the character, or From hence the race of Alban fathers come, authority, of a father; a father-in-law is the And the long glories of majestick Rome. Dryden.. father of one's husband or wife: fatherless, des
which describes the fire, I owe to the piety titute of a father; unprotected: fatherly; ten- and fatherly affection of our monarch to his suffering derly; with paternal care: fatherliness, paternal subjects.
Father is a notion superinduced to the substance, In the hous of my fadir, ben manye dwellingis, if or man, and refers only to an act of that thing called ony thing lasse I hadde seid to you: for I go to
man, whereby he contributed to the generation of one make redi to you a place. Wiclif. Jon xiv. of his own kind.
Locke. Jubal was the father of all such as handle the harp God, who knows our frailty, pities our weakness,
Gen. iv. 21. and requires of us no more than we are able to do, He hath made me a father to Pharaoh, and lord of and sees what was, and what was not, in our power, all his house.
Gen. xlv. 8. will judge as a kind and merciful father. Locke. Ye shall not afflict any widow, or fatherless child.
We might have had an entire notion of this father. Er. xxii. hood, or fatherly authority.
Id. We have one Father, even God. John. viii. 41.
There was a father of a convent, very much re. Abraham is the father of us all. Rom. iv. 16.
nowned for his piety and exemplary lifc; and, as perThe fatherless hath no friend,
sons under any great affliction applied themselves to And lest we seem to father any thing upon them
the most eminent confessors, our beautiful votary took more than is their own, let them read. Hooker.
the opportunity of confessing herself to this celebrated It was said father.
Addison. It should not stand in thy posterity ; But that myself shall be the root and father
I must make my father-in-law a visit with a great Of many kings.
He caught his death the last county sessions, where In gait and countenance surely like a father. Id. he would go to see justice done to a poor widow Ay, good youth, woman and her fatherless children.
Id. And rather father thee than master thee. Id.
Father of verse,
Pope. I am no stronger than my sex,
My name was made use of by several persons, one Being so father'd and so husbanded. Id. J. Cæs.
of which was pleased to father on me a new
set of You shall find one well accompanied
Swift. With reverend fathers and well learned bishops.
Men of wit,
Consider a kingdom as a great family, whereof tho Let me but move one question to your daughter,
prince is father, and it will appear plainly, that merAnd, by that fatherly and kindly power
cenary troops are only servants armed either to awe That you have in her, bid her answer truly. Id.
the children at home, or else to defend from invaders.
Id. A poor blind man was accounted cunning in prognosticating weather: Epsom, a lawyer, said in scorn,
Stretched on the ground awhile entranced he lay, Tell me, father, when doth the sun change? The
And pressed warm kisses on the lifeless clay; old man answered, When such a wicked lawyer as
And then upsprung with wild convulsive start,
Darwin. you goeth to heaven.
And all the father kindled in his heart. Son of Bensalem, thy father saith it; the man by
Father. See Children, and Parent. By whom thou hast breath and life speaketh the word. the laws of Romulus, a father had an unlimited
Bacon. power over his children. Among the LacedeWho can abide, that against their own doctors, monians, as we learn from Aristotle's politics, both of the middle and latest age, six whole books the father of three children was excused from the should by their fatherhoods of Trent be, under the pain duty of mounting guard for the security of the of a curse, imperiously obtruded upon God and his city'; and a father of four children was exempted church?
Hull. The eternal Son of God esteemed it his meat and
from every public burden. The Poppæan law, drink to do the will of his father, and for his obedi- amongst the Romans, granted many valuable ence alone obtained the greatest glory. Taylor.
privileges to the fathers of three children; After the delivery of your royal father's person into amongst which one was, that he should be exthe bands of the army, I undertaking to the
cused from civil offices, and that the mother
queen mother that I would find some means to get access to should have liberty, in her father's life-time, to kim, she was pleased to send me. Denham. make a will, and manage her estate without the He shall forget
authority of tutors. Father and mother, and to his wife adhere.
FATH'OM, n. s. & r.a. Sax. gadm, fadem;
Milton. FATH'OMLESS, adj. Goth. fatm, fadm; Thus Adam, fatherly displeas'd ;
Belg. vodem, perhaps from Sax. fettan; Belg. O execrable son! so to aspire
vattan, to contain. The space which the exAbove his brethren!
tended arms can contain; six feet: the usual To father on God the mischiefs issuing from our sin and folly, may savour of profaneness. Barrow.
measure of the depth of the sea: reach; peneMagical relations comprehend effects derived and tration; depth or compass generally. Fathom
never be measured or fathered upon hidden qualities, whercof, from received less, that which can
bounded. grounds of art, no reasons are derived. Brown. Men may talk of the fathers, and magnify the
Another of his fathom they have none fathers, and seem to make the authority of the fathers
To lead their busincss. Shakspcare. Othello tex! lo infallible; and yet expose them to contempt.
Will you with counters sum
The vast proportion of his infinite;
And buckle in a waste most fathomless, nobleman's spring legs as robust as his autumnal
calves, you commit a monstrous impropriety, and As fears and reasons ?
make no allowances for the fatigues of the winter. Id. Troilus and Cressida.
Sheridan, Dive into the bottom of the deep,
FATTECONDA, the capital of the kingdom Where fathom-line could never touch the ground.
of Bondou, Western Africa. It lies near the Id. Henry IV.
eastern bank of the river Faleme. Long. 10° The extent of this fathom, or distance between the
20' W., lat. 14° 20' N. extremity of the fingers of either hand upon expan
FATTICK, a sea-port of Western Africa, sion, is equal unto the space between the sole of the fuot and crown.
Browne. capital of the kingdom of Joal, or Joul. It is The arms spread cross in a straight line, and mea- about sixty miles north of the Gambia. sured from the end of the long finger on one hand, to FATUA, in mythology, the wife of the god that of the other, a measure equal to the stature, is Faunus, who was supposed to inspire women named a fathom.
with the knowledge of futurity, as Faunus himLeave, leave to fathom such high points as these ; self did the men.
Fatua had her name from Nor be ambitious, ere the time, to please. Dryden.
d. vaticinari, to prophesy. See Fauna. "Tis tno strong for weak heads to try the heights and
FATUʻITY, n. s. 2. Fr. fatuité ; Lat. fatuus, fathom the depths of his fights.
FAT'vous, adj. S insipid. Stupidity; foolishHow into the ground
ness ; feebleness or prostration of mind : fatuous A pit they sink, full many a fathom deep.
is the corresponding adjective. Our depths who fathoms.
Pope. It had argued a very short sight of things, and What but the fathomless of thought divine extreme fatuity of mind in me, to bind my own hands Could labour such expedient from despair,
at their request.
King Charles. And rescue both!
Young And when that flame finds combustible earth,
All his hopes Thence fatuous fires and meteors take their birth. Tend downward; his ambition is to sink,
Denham. To reach a depth profounder still, and still We pity or laugh at those fatuous extravagants, Profounder, in the fathomless abyss
while yet ourselves have a considerable dose of what Of folly, plunging in pursuit of death. Cowper. makes them so.
Glanville. The image of Eternity--the throne
These symptoms were so bigh in some as to proof the Invisible; even from out thy slime
duce a sort of fatuity of madness. The monsters of the deep are made; each zone
Arbuthnot on Air. Obeys thee; thou goest forth, dread, fathomless, alone. His madness was compounded of rage and fatuity.
Johnson. Life of Swift. Fathom, in commerce, &c., is a long mea- FAUCHET (Claude), a French antiquarian, sure, comprising six feet, being taken from the born in 1529. He was the author of treatises utmost extent of both arms, when fully stretched on Gaulish and French antiquities; on the out into a right line. It is made use of in the Liberties of the Gallican church; on the Origin measurements of mines, quarries, wells, and pits. of Knights, Armorial Bearings, and Heralds ; This measure is chiefly used at sea, or by sea- Origin of Dignities and Magistrates in France. faring people, for expressing depths of the sea, He died in 1601, and his works were collected lengths of cables, &c. It is hardly ever used on and printed at Paris in 4tot 1610. land, except by miners.
Fauchet (Claude), a French priest, born at FATIGATE, v.a.& adj. Fr. fatiguer, fatin Dorne, in the Nivernois, in 1744. Having Fat'IGABLE, adj. gue ; Lat. fatigo, of taken upon him the ecclesiastical habit, he FatigaʼTION, n. s. fatim and ago, to do became vicar-general to the archbishop o
FATIGUE', n. s. & v.a. or perform (a thing! Bruges, and preacher to Lewis XVI.; but his abundantly. To weary; tire; exhaust with labor: excessive vanity disgusted the king, and from this is also the signification of the more usual this no doubt Fauchet the more eagerly emverb, fatigue : fatigable is susceptible of fatigue; braced the revolutionary cause. He was a easily wearied : fatigation and fatigue, weariness; principal instigator to the storming of the lassitude; or the causes of either.
bastile, and he preached a thanksgiving sermon By and by the din of war 'gan to pierce
on the occasion, and in another serinon he had His ready sense, when straight his doubled spirit the audacity to call Jesus Christ the first sans Requickened what in flesh was fatigate,
culotte of Judea. He entered
the And to the battle came he. Shakspearc. Coriolanus.
Illuminati, and in 1791 became what was called The earth alloweth man nothing but at the expense constitutional bishop of Bayeux. He was like of his labor and fatigation. Montague, 1648.
wise chosen deputy to the national assembly for The great Scipio sought honours in his youth, and the department of Calvados, and was afterwards endured the fatigues with which he purchased them.
a member of the convention; but was one o
the many who met the first fruits of the docFatigues left arm as well as right.
trines they propagated at the guillotine, in 1793. Cursed be the gold and silver which persuade
Fauchet wrote a Panegyric on St. Lewis, proWeak men to follow far fatigueing trade!
nounced before the French Academy; a Funeral The lily peace outshines the silver store,
Oration for the Duke of Orleans; Eloge on And life is dearer than the golden ore. Collins. Benjamin Franklin ; Discourse on Universal
LORD F. Very possibly, Mr. Mendlegs; but that Manners, &c. was in the beginning of the winter, and you should FA'UCHION, n.s. See Falchion. A crooked wways remember, Mr. Hosier, that if you make a sword.