from The Century Dictionary.
- To beat or whip.
- To discomfit; perplex.
- To be perplexed.
- noun A dirty, sluttish, idle fellow.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- transitive verb obsolete To beat or whip; to drive.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- verb To decorate or
improvein appearancethrough artificialmeans.
- verb To increase the
livelinessof a horseby inserting an irritant, such as a piece of peeled raw ginger or a live eel, in its fundament.
- verb obsolete To beat or whip; to drive.
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-- Though this be Monday, I am not able to feague it away, as
Just as I had drawn in my chair, fitted a new "Bramah" on the stick, and was preparing to feague it away, I had a call from the son of an old friend, Mr. Waldie of Henderland.
They lay their heads together, with their snuff - boxes in their hands, as Mr. Bayes has it, and feague it away.
Johnson's Lives of the Poets — Volume 1 Samuel Johnson 1746
In some subsequent editions the words are: -- "I lay my head close to it with a _snuff-box in my hand_, and I _feague_ it away.