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fettle

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English

Etymology

Old English fetel.

Pronunciation

Noun

Singular
fettle

Plural
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fettle ({{{1}}})
  1. A state of proper physical condition; kilter or trim.
  2. One's mental state; spirits.
  3. Sand used to line a furnace.
  4. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) A person's mood or state, often assuming the worst.
    Whats yer fettle marra?
  5. (ceramics) a seam line left by the meeting of mold pieces.

Derived terms

Verb

Infinitive
to fettle

Third person singular
fettles

Simple past
fettled

Past participle
fettled

Present participle
fettling

to fettle (third-person singular simple present fettles, present participle fettling, simple past and past participle fettled)
  1. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) To sort out, to fix.
  2. (transitive) To line the hearth of a furnace with sand prior to pouring molten metal.
  3. (transitive, Template loop detected: Template:context 1) To be upset or in bad mood.
    Divint fettle yersel ower that!
  4. In ceramics, to remove (as by sanding) the seam lines left by the meeting of two molds.
  5. (UK, Template loop detected: Template:context 2) To repair or tune a bicycle.

Derived terms

See also

References

  • fettle” in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.
  • Newcastle 1970s, Scott Dobson and Dick Irwin, [1]
  • The New Geordie Dictionary, Frank Graham, 1987, ISBN 0946928118
  • Northumberland Words, English Dialect Society, R. Oliver Heslop, 1893-4[2]
  • A List of words and phrases in everyday use by the natives of Hetton-le-Hole in the County of Durham, F.M.T.Palgrave, English Dialect Society vol.74, 1896, [3]
  • Todd's Geordie Words and Phrases, George Todd, Newcastle, 1977[4]

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