noun Nautical.
Often, feazings. an unraveled portion at the end of a rope.

1815–25; feaze1 + -ing1

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1 [feez]
verb (used with object), feazed, feazing. Nautical.
to untwist (the end of a rope).

1560–70; akin to Dutch vezelen to fray, Middle Dutch veze frayed edge, Old English fæs fringe

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feaze1 (fiːz)
nautical to make or become unravelled or frayed
[C16: perhaps from obsolete Dutch vese fringe, from Middle Dutch vese, veze fringe; related to Old English fæs]

feaze2 (fiːz)
vb, —n
feeze a variant of faze

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