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Meaning of FAY

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Fay\, n. [F. f['e]e. See {Fate}, and cf. {Fairy}.]
    A fairy; an elf. ``Yellow-skirted fays.'' --Milton.
  2. \Fay\, n. [OF. fei, F. foi. See {Faith}.]
    Faith; as, by my fay. [Obs.] --Chaucer.
  3. \Fay\ (f[=a]), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {fayed}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    {Faying}.] [OE. feien, v.t. & i., AS. f[=e]gan to join,
    unite; akin to OS. f[=o]gian, D. voegen, OHG. fuogen, G.
    f["u]gen, Sw. foga. See {Fair}, and cf. {Fadge}.]
    To fit; to join; to unite closely, as two pieces of wood, so
    as to make the surface fit together.
  4. \Fay\, v. i. (Shipbuilding)
    To lie close together; to fit; to fadge; -- often with in,
    into, with, or together.
    {Faying surface}, that surface of an object which comes with
       another object to which it is fastened; -- said of plates,
       angle irons, etc., that are riveted together in shipwork.
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