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Fasting

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The most ingenious method of fasting I know of is that recorded in the Mappemonde Papistique, p. 82. A Venetian saint had certain boxes made like mass-books, and these book-boxes were filled, some with Malmsey wine, and some with the fleshiest parts of capons and partridges. These were supposed to be books of devotion, and the saint lived long and grew fat on them.

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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Farthingale
Faryndon Inn
Fascination
Fashion [fash-un.]
Fashion of Speech (A)
Fast Girl or Young Lady (A)
Fast Man (A)
Fast and Loose (To play)
Fasti
Fasting
Fastrade
Fat
Fat Men
Fat as a Porpoise
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Fatal Gifts
Fate
Fates
Father