from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- An obsolete or dialectal form of fathom.
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"I am sorry to suggest mortality, but I was trying to let my imagination play a little on the eternal novelty of travel, and you have dropped me down 'full faddom five.'"
"I cannot faddom you the nicht any more than I can faddom what ye say," said Marg'ret.
But what for ye wad hae 's come here to oor cracks (conversation), I canna faddom.
'Eh, laddie!' said Mrs. Falconer, the first greetings over, 'ane 's ta'en an' anither 's left! but what for 's mair nor I can faddom.
An inch o 'gude luck is worth a faddom o' forecast.
"Bless me!" said Marg'ret with alarm, "who would meddle with the laddie's linen? but you're meaning something mair than meets the eye," she added, with a pat upon the girl's shoulder; "I'll maybe faddom it by and by.