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- n. Archaic spelling of fuel.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Fuel.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- See fuel.
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They use wood for their common fewel, though, if I were to live at Boulogne, I would mix it with coal, which this country affords.
Sometimes we were faine to eate flesh halfe sodden, or almost rawe, and all for want of fewel to seethe it withal: especially when we lay in the fields, or were benighted before we came at our iourneis end: because we could not then conueniently gather together the doung of horses or oxen: for other fewel we found but seldome, except perhaps a few thornes in some places.
Now, in the same wood there be many riuers, wherein are great store of Crocodiles, and of other serpents, which the inhabitants thereabout do burne vp with straw and with other dry fewel, and so they go to gather their pepper without danger.
Common ores would be here of no great value; for what requires to be separated by fire, must, if it were found, be carried away in its mineral state, here being no fewel for the smelting-house or forge.
Short, indeed, must be the reign of love, when the flame is thus constantly blown up, without its receiving any solid fewel!
His imagination constantly prepared inflammable fewel for his inflammable senses; but, in order to reconcile his respect for self-denial, fortitude, and those heroic virtues, which a mind like his could not coolly admire, he labours to invert the law of nature, and broaches a doctrine pregnant with mischief and derogatory to the character of supreme wisdom.
No, I repeat it, the love cherished by such minds, must have grosser fewel!
Provisions, Cloathing, fewel, servants for a family, and apply them, with steady Resolution and an aspiring Spirit, to the Prosecution of my studies.
The flame was already kindled, and nothing could be imagined more likely to add fewel to it than such rigour and oppression.