Feague meaning

To decorate or improve in appearance through artificial means.
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To increase the liveliness of a horse by inserting an irritant, such as a piece of peeled raw ginger or a live eel, in its fundament.
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Origin of feague

  • From Dutch vegen (“to sweep, strike”), from Middle Dutch vēghen (“to cleanse”), from Old Dutch *fegōn (“to cleanse”), from Proto-Germanic *faginōną (“to decorate, make beautiful”), from Proto-Indo-European *pōḱ-, *pēḱ- (“to clean, adorn”). Cognate with German fegen (“to cleanse, scour, sweep”), Danish feje (“to sweep”), Swedish feja (“to sweep”), Icelandic fægja (“to polish”). More at fay, fair, fake.

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