from The Century Dictionary.
- noun See
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun obsolete A state of anxious or fretful excitement; worry; vexation.
- transitive verb To untwist; to unravel, as the end of a rope.
- transitive verb obsolete To beat; to chastise; also, to humble; to harass; to worry.
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- verb Alternative spelling of
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Fax prompted no fewer than thirty-three suggested alternatives, mc\uAmgfab, fays, feats, fuzz, feaze, phase, and at least two more that are unknown to lexicography: falx and phase.
She gets them, any way, and they don't seem to feaze her a particle.
"Merely that yonder oil-shoot turned into a mud-bath doesn't feaze him," chuckled Jack to Mark.
A few of them, e. g., to collide and to feaze, were archaic English terms brought to new birth; a few others, e. g., to holler21 and to muss, were obviously mere corruptions.
"He is smart and active as ever - walks fifteen miles and it doesn't feaze him."
There was some rubberin 'at her, of course, and I expect we had the safety vault crowd guessin' as to what kind of a prize the Van Urbans had won, but it didn't feaze her a bit.
You can't feaze Vee, though, when she starts in to be folksy.
Your mother is anxious to have you come home, but I tell her that a little thing like pulling a professor out of the fire isn't likely to feaze a Garwood!
You see, I had graduated on Lewis Wentz's steamer and a twenty-mile clip didn't feaze me any, though there were times when I'd forget which things to pull, and this always seemed to rattle his little nerves.
"Fire away, Abe; you couldn't feaze me none," Felix replied in the accents of Newark, N.J. "Well, Felix, it's like this," Abe went on: "If we would be selling goods to J.B. Morgan, y'understand, and Mawruss here he is buying for eight dollars a fur overcoat -- understand me -- he right away would want another statement."