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feazing

[fee-zing] /ˈfi zɪŋ/
noun, Nautical
1.
Often, feazings. an unraveled portion at the end of a rope.
Origin
1815-1825
1815-25; feaze1 + -ing1

feaze1

[feez] /fiz/
verb (used with object), feazed, feazing. Nautical
1.
to untwist (the end of a rope).
Origin
1560-70; akin to Dutch vezelen to fray, Middle Dutch veze frayed edge, Old English fæs fringe
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British Dictionary definitions for feazing

feaze1

/fiːz/
verb
1.
(nautical) to make or become unravelled or frayed
Word Origin
C16: perhaps from obsolete Dutch vese fringe, from Middle Dutch vese, veze fringe; related to Old English fæs

feaze2

/fiːz/
verb, noun
1.
a variant of feeze, faze
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