- Often feazings. an unraveled portion at the end of a rope.
Origin of feazing
- to untwist (the end of a rope).
Origin of feaze1
1560–70; akin to Dutch vezelen to fray, Middle Dutch veze frayed edge, Old English fæs fringe
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Historical Examples of feazing
Nevertheless, far from feazing him, Challoner felt that in some subtle way the question fitted in with his scheme of things.The Red Mouse
William Hamilton Osborne
- nautical to make or become unravelled or frayed
Word Origin for feaze
C16: perhaps from obsolete Dutch vese fringe, from Middle Dutch vese, veze fringe; related to Old English fæs
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