How came you to show these lines to such an amateur, such a fetcher and carrier of bays as Lady Kilrush?
But I will not pause there now; I will wait till the fetcher has brought in my goods and chattels.
Sometimes she would come with intelligence from her fetcher and carrier of news, as she called him, Captain Nuttall.
Mr. Reed poised and sighted his artillery, and with the very natural remark, "I think this fetcher," he exploded the twin charges.
Old English feccan, apparently a variant of fetian, fatian "to fetch, bring near, obtain; induce; to marry," probably from Proto-Germanic *fatojanan (cf. Old Frisian fatia "to grasp, seize, contain," Old Norse feta "to find one's way," Middle Dutch vatten, Old High German sih faggon "to mount, climb," German fassen "to grasp, contain"). Variant form fet, a derivation of the older Old English version of the word, survived as a competitor until 17c. Related: Fetched; fetching.
"apparition, specter, a double," 1787, of unknown origin (see OED for discussion).