Definitions

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  • n. firewood; fuel
  • n. rubbish

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Fuel.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Firewood; fuel.
  • n. Rubbish.

Etymologies

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From Middle English elding, eyldyng, of North Germanic origin, akin to Icelandic elding ("fuel"), Danish ild ("fire"). More at anneal.

Examples

  • She spent the day fi elding calls — a frantic one from her parents in New Jersey, one from the regional director of the FBI, going over her ordeal with the Crisis Team one more time.

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  • This year has been another great year for the Ponsonby Legion with quite a few I have noted over the last few years that the quality of play in the grade has new players joining and helping us to carry on our proud tradition of building improved and with other teams fi elding quite a few ex-Prem players, this is a strong and enduring culture.

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  • This resulted in never fi elding a team that contained more than Season highlights included: two back reserves and usually only one.

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  • The Oakland Press file photo/JOSE JUAREZ The Pistons are tired of fi elding questions about all the changes and new head coach John Kuester (left), and are ready to play games that count.

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  • _elding_, fuel; _steal_, stool; _brandreth_, iron frame over the fire; _seaty_, sooty; _rattencreak_, potcrook, pothook; _randletree_, a beam from which the pothook hangs;

    English Dialects From the Eighth Century to the Present Day

  • How Old Yales boys is making rebolutions for the cunning New Yirls, never elding, still begidding, never to mate to lend, never to ate selleries and never to add soulleries and never to ant sulleries and never to aid silleries with sucharow with sotchyouroff as Burkeley’s Show’s

    Finnegans Wake

  • [(on earth were better qualified than Mr. and Mrs. F) 5.1 (i) -2.9 (elding) 9.1 (for the task of education; but such a child as)] TJ

    The Unexpected Legacy

  • [(was y) 29.4 (i) -2.6 (elding) 9.4 (, and that his cheerfulness was assumed.)]

    The Unexpected Legacy

  • A fool! his conscience should have restrained him from y) 29.3 (i) -2.7 (elding) 9.3 (to my)] TJ

    The Wife; or, Caroline Herbert

  • Mr. and Mrs. F) 5.3 (i) -2.7 (elding) 9.3 (\222s arrival at their father\222s with their children made)] TJ

    The Unexpected Legacy

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