from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Scots Physical strength or power.
- n. Archaic A plentiful harvest; abundance.
- n. Obsolete Reserves of power; resources.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. an abundance, a rich supply of.
- n. strength, power
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Rich harvest; plenty; abundance.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Plenty; abundance.
- n. Strength; ability.
I recorded the date of my marriage and the conception of my wife and the birth of my daughter; and from her horoscope I find that her name is conjoined with that of her cousin; 401 and there are damsels in foison for our lord the Sultan.’
And it is almost needless to say that in both _subjects_ for novel treatment "foison," as both French and
The others came back in the eventide, bearing with them foison of blue hare-bells, and telling joyously how they had found them anigh the coppice edge in such a place: and thereafter they were merry, and sang and talked the evening away, and showed
Paddington came in, too, drawling and lisping and twiddling his hair; so did Champignac, and his chef — everybody with foison of compliments and pretty speeches — plaguing poor me, who longed to be rid of them, and was thinking every moment of the time of mon pauvre prisonnier.
Swells to the warm west-wind, in gales of foison alighting;
Juno descends in a chariot from the roof over the theatre to converse with Iris and Ceres; they bring with them the bounty and foison of a generous earth to help celebrate.
And as they had dreamed, so it came to passe: for being awakened out of their sleepe, in came his men with so great foison of fish, that the same might haue sufficed a great armie of men, for the vittelling of them at that season.
Latinus reigns you shall not [262-294] lack foison of rich land nor
There is a region Greeks name Hesperia, an ancient land, mighty in arms and foison of the clod; Oenotrian men dwell therein; now rumour is that
Greeks name Hesperia, an ancient land, mighty in arms and foison of the clod; Oenotrian men dwelt therein; now rumour is that a younger race from their captain's name have called it Italy.