Foin (foin), n. [F. fouine a marten.]

1. Zool.

The beech marten (Mustela foina). See Marten.

2.

A kind of fur, black at the top on a whitish ground, taken from the ferret or weasel of the same name.

[Obs.]

He came to the stake in a fair black gown furred and faced with foins. Fuller.

 

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Foin, v. i. [OE. foinen, foignen; of uncertain origin; cf. dial. F. fouiner to push for eels with a spear, fr. F. fouine an eelspear, perh. fr. L. fodere to dig, thrust.]

To thrust with a sword or spear; to lunge.

[Obs.]

He stroke, he soused, he foynd, he hewed, he lashed. Spenser.

They lash, they foin, they pass, they strive to bore Their corselets, and the thinnest parts explore. Dryden.

 

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Foin, v. t.

To prick; to st?ng.

[Obs.]

Huloet.

 

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Foin, n.

A pass in fencing; a lunge.

[Obs.]

Shak.

 

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