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Faye (1 syl.)

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The way to Faye (French, “Faie-la-vineuse”). A winding or zigzag manner, like “Crooked Lane at Eastcheap.” A person who tries to do something indirectly goes by the pathway to Faye. Faye is a little village in France, built on an eminence so steep that there is no getting to it except by a very zigzag path.

“They go in to Paradise … as the way is to Faye.”—Rabelais: Gargantua and Pantagruel, book i. 27.

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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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