from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun An obsolete form of fairy.


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  • King's band practise for an hour & a half -- the finest band in the world perhaps consisting of 44 wind instruments, whose effect is so much finer than those scraping strings -- In sacred pieces they rose to the majesty of an organ -- in lighter airs their delicate execution seemed the work of fayry powers.

    Excerpts from Mary Shelley's Letters


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