Nor was the fyke of impotent preparation within the walls of the castle better.
A fyke is a fishnet, with long wings on each side; in shape like a nightcap with ear lappets; in mechanism like a rat-trap.
What are ye in sic a fyke for aboot the tenth and the tenth?
Then I jumped out of the boat to save the fyke, and the boat got away.
I got the loose end fastened to the boat, and found it impossible to row back against the tide with the fyke.