Hence Offa was praised for his fighting and feeing by far-off men, the spear-bold warrior; wisely he ruled over his empire.
The question of feeing or "tipping" the servants has always been a puzzling one.
Each of us insisted upon paying the bill and feeing the waiter.
You will find me awakened—when I go away—to the awful folly of feeing a waiter.
But the annoyance of this continuous habit of feeing makes life a burden.
I must work, and devilish hard too; for, cruel as it may sound, I have been feeing doctors!
Apparently, the bitterness of feeing which had led to the massacre of all of her race had not yet vanished.
The same argument holds good as to feeing a countryman who assists you in any way when you have a red coat on your back.
Some one spoke of the growing habit of feeing employs to do their duty.
In the city, according to his own account, he had been frequently in custody, but had escaped by feeing the officers!
late 13c., from Old French fieu, fief "fief, possession, holding, domain; feudal duties, payment," from Medieval Latin feodum "land or other property whose use is granted in return for service," widely said to be from Frankish *fehu-od "payment-estate," or a similar Germanic compound, in which the first element is cognate with Old English feoh "money, movable property, cattle" (also German Vieh "cattle," Gothic faihu "money, fortune"), from PIE *peku- "cattle" (cf. Sanskrit pasu, Lithuanian pekus "cattle;" Latin pecu "cattle," pecunia "money, property"); second element similar to Old English ead "wealth."
OED rejects this, and suggests a simple adaptation of Germanic fehu, leaving the Medieval Latin -d- unexplained. Sense of "payment for services" first recorded late 14c. Fee-simple is "absolute ownership," as opposed to fee-tail "entailed ownership," inheritance limited to some particular class of heirs (second element from Old French taillir "to cut, to limit").