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fatness

[fat-nis]
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  1. the state or condition of being fat; obesity; corpulence.
  2. richness; fertility; abundance: the fatness of the land.
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Origin of fatness

before 1000; Middle English fatnesse, Old English fǣtnes. See fat, -ness
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  • Fatness was another of the accusations which McNeice hurled against the bishops.

    The Red Hand of Ulster

    George A. Birmingham

  • Enormous was his fatness,—so great as to give him the appearance of an ox (bufalo).

    Pagan and Christian Rome

    Rodolfo Lanciani

  • Their eyes stand out with fatness; they have more than heart could wish.

    Uncle Tom's Cabin

    Harriet Beecher Stowe

  • One can understand, perhaps, how it comes about that fatness is admired in the East.

    In Mesopotamia

    Martin Swayne

  • He asked her to marry him, and his fatness hovered above her like an avalanche.