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fard

[fahrd] /fɑrd/ Archaic.
noun
1.
facial cosmetics.
verb (used with object)
2.
to apply cosmetics to (the face).
Origin of fard
1400-1450
1400-50; late Middle English < Middle French, Old French: noun derivative of farder to apply makeup, probably < Old Low Franconian *farwiđon to dye, color (compare Old High German farwjan, German färben)
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  • In either case Old Mole felt that he had something definite to deal with, genuine feeling and no farded copy of it.

    Old Mole Gilbert Cannan
British Dictionary definitions for farded

fard

/fɑːd/
noun
1.
(archaic) paint for the face, esp white paint
Word Origin
C15: from Old French farder to use facial cosmetics, of Germanic origin
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