from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Another spelling of fierce.
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(Little changed since Chaucer there) This fierse Arcite hath of his helm ydon, ..
Joo-awl cood dance a good-ol’-fashioned Hake in the old Maori war-danse kustom—be sure 2 make a fierse fase like the d00d and teh kAt pishured–and doan fergit 2 YELL!
The gale increased and the fleet was scattered, there being, as a Massachusetts private soldier writes in his diary, "a very fierse Storm of Snow, som Rain and very Dangerous weather to be so nigh ye Shore as we was; but we escaped the