Definitions

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  • v. Present participle of fard.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. An obsolete or dialectal form of farthing.
  • n. Painting the face; the use of cosmetics.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • Last century, too, when life was lived by candle-light, and ethics was but etiquette, and even art a question of punctilio, women, we know, gave the best hours of the day to the crafty farding of their faces and the towering of their coiffures.

    The Works of Max Beerbohm

  • I was so amused that I laughed in the rascal's face, which doubled his rage, and he reiterated his mortal defiance; adding, -- ` I was in London last year; they charge me twelve -- fourteen shillings for my dinner at coffee-house, but I too much gentlemans to ask them take off one farding.

    Olla Podrida

  • Oh, cruel was the water as bore my love from Mary, And cruel was the fair wind as wouldn't blow contrary; And cruel was the captain, his boatswain, and his men, As didn't care a farding if we never meet again.

    Poor Jack

  • Today, the New York Times unravels a skein of stories that surfaced over the past week, most of them covered here at Air America, both by our hosts -- shout out to Lionel's piggy farding day -- and on the Web.

    The Latest on Air America

  • Today, the New York Times unravels a skein of stories that surfaced over the past week, all of them covered here at Air America, both by our hosts -- shout out to Lionel's piggy farding day -- and on the Web.

    The Latest on Air America

  • a most discrit family, payin to the last farding the Cornal's legacy, and most seevil, and well bred to us.

    The Ayrshire Legatees, or, the Pringle family

  • "Wot sort o 'copper?" demanded the urchin, "there's three sorts of 'em, you know, in this 'ere kingdom -- which appears to be a queendom at present -- there's a farding and a ha'penny and a penny.

    Rivers of Ice

  • You send for me, and tell me you vish to pay back de monish directly; I never refuse monish -- if you wish to pay, I will take, but I will not take von farding less dan de monish on de bond. "

    Japhet in Search of a Father

  • Anent the issue of porcine farding and the Republicans 'brilliant capitalization of a non-issue, the redirection of coverage and deft forcing of B.O. to defend the insignificant, while Joe Biden is publically questioning his own political potency (Is there a version of Viagra for has to say about this issue.

    The Latest on Air America

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