Fettle meaning

fĕtl
Condition of body and mind.

In fine fettle.

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To line the hearth of (a reverberatory furnace) with loose sand or ore in preparation for pouring molten metal.
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To line or cover (the hearth of a puddling furnace) with fettling.
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(metallurgy) Loose sand or ore used to line the hearth of a reverberatory furnace in preparation for pouring molten metal.
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(dial.) To put in order or readiness; arrange.
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A state of proper physical condition; kilter or trim.
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One's mental state; spirits.
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Sand used to line a furnace.
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(Geordie, Cumbrian) A person's mood or state, often assuming the worst.

What's yer fettle marra?

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(ceramics) A seam line left by the meeting of mold pieces.
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(UK, dialect) The act of fettling.

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(Northern England) To sort out, to fix, to mend, to repair.

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(intransitive) To make preparations; to put things in order; to do trifling business.

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To line the hearth of a furnace with sand prior to pouring molten metal.
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(Geordie) To be upset or in a bad mood.

Divint fettle yersel ower that!

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In ceramics, to remove (as by sanding) the seam lines left by the meeting of two molds.
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(UK, cycling, slang) To repair or tune a bicycle.
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(archaic) To prepare.
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Origin of fettle

  • From Middle English fetlen to make ready possibly from Old English fetel girdle

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Old English fetel.

    From Wiktionary