from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • intransitive v. to fail completely and ridiculously; to prove a failure.


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  • Then it heads off more or less north through the Brecks, past Wretham and Blackrabbit Warren, until it seems to fizzle out a mile beyond a little wood called Shaker’s Furze among a cluster of tumuli on Sparrow Hill, only to pick up its thread after miles of dull arable fields in a broken line running past Swaffham to the west.



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