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Pronunciation : Foin (foin)
Part of Speech : n.
Etymology : [F. fouine a marten.]
Definition : 1. (Zoöl.)

Defn: The beech marten (Mustela foina). See Marten.

2. A kind of fur, black at the top on a whitish ground, taken from the ferret or weasel of the same name.[Obs.] He came to the stake in a fair black gown furred and faced with foins. Fuller.
Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913

Pronunciation : Foin
Part of Speech : v.
Etymology : [OE. foinen, foignen; of uncertain origin; cf. dial. F. fouiner to push for eels with a spear, fr. F. fouine an eelspear, perh. fr. L. fodere to dig, thrust.]
Definition : Defn: To thrust with a sword or spear; to lunge. [Obs.] He stroke, he soused, he foynd, he hewed, he lashed. Spenser. They lash, they foin, they pass, they strive to bore Their corselets, and the thinnest parts explore. Dryden.

i.
Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913

Pronunciation : Foin
Part of Speech : v.
Definition : Defn: To prick; to stng. [Obs.] Huloet.

t.
Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913

Pronunciation : Foin
Part of Speech : n.
Definition : Defn: A pass in fencing; a lunge. [Obs.] Shak.
Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913

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