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- v. Simple past tense and past participle of foil.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- In medieval architecture, having foils: as, a foiled arch.
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- adj. disappointingly unsuccessful
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Former Lashkar trainees had also been prosecuted in foiled plots against New York, London and Australia.
He called the foiled butt "Really juicy and nearly perfect."
CNN: Al Qaeda link investigated as clues emerge in foiled terror attack
Two men in northern Ireland have been charged in what police call a foiled terrorist attack.
LONDON — The bomb that terrorist suspect Richard Reid hid in his shoe, in what the FBI calls a foiled attempt to blow up a U. S.-bound American Airlines flight last month, suggests a knowledge of explosives that probably goes far beyond his abilities, European experts say.
President Bush is calling the foiled plot to blow up airplanes a stark reminder of the terrorist threat to the United States.
Do not be contented with the prevailing sombre type of Christian life which is always endeavouring, and always foiled, which is often doubting and often indifferent, but seek to live in the sunshine, and expatiate in the light, and 'rejoice in the Lord always.'
Those which are called foiled arches, as the round-headed trefoil (fig. 10), the pointed trefoil (fig. 11), and the square-headed trefoil (fig. 12).
Prosecutors say the Marines had just left a military recruiting station in South Seattle that was the target of what authorities described as a foiled terror plot by two men, Abu Khalid Abdul-Latif of Seattle and Walli Mujahidh of Los Angeles.
Then there's the Fort Dix plan, "foiled" on May 7.