Misther Blake was dhrivin' to church, at about eleven o'clock o' a foin summer's mornin'.
But on the other side, above Athenry, 'tis there ye'll see the foin shootin'.
The rumor came back to his own district that he was "talkin' foin," and many of his friends there turned out to hear him.
Rue du foin runs where hay was once made in the fields of the palace park.
All are gone, an' their foin, splindid houses tumblin' down, an' the people worse off than iver.
They cut, thrust, and foin as fiercely as fifty Francalanzas, and are continually shouting on Saint George.
And then king Arthur smote Sir Mordred under the shield, with a foin of his spear throughout the body more than a fathom.
He addressed the Duke thus: "foin de vous, Monseigneur; foin de moi; foin de tous les auditeurs."
Finally a suggestion is made that the word is an alteration of an old word “foin,” meaning a thrust with a pointed weapon.