Fay (?), n. [F. f'ee. See Fate, and cf. Fairy.]

A fairy; an elf.

"Yellow-skirted fays."

Milton.

 

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Fay, n. [OF. fei, F. foi. See Faith.]

Faith; as, by my fay.

[Obs.]

Chaucer.

 

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Fay (fa), v. t. [imp. & p. p. fayed (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Faying.] [OE. feien, v.t. & i., AS. f�xc7;gan to join, unite; akin to OS. fogian, D. voegen, OHG. fuogen, G. fugen, Sw. foga. See Fair, and cf. Fadge.] Shipbuilding

To fit; to join; to unite closely, as two pieces of wood, so as to make the surface fit together.

 

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Fay, v. i. Shipbuilding

To lie close together; to fit; to fadge; -- often with in, into, with, or together.

Faying surface, that surface of an object which comes with another object to which it is fastened; -- said of plates, angle irons, etc., that are riveted together in shipwork.

 

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