fair maid

fair maid
dried pilchard (southwest England)

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  • Fair maid — Maid Maid, n. [Shortened from maiden. ?. See {Maiden}.] 1. An unmarried woman; usually, a young unmarried woman; esp., a girl; a virgin; a maiden. [1913 Webster] Would I had died a maid, And never seen thee, never borne thee son. Shak. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Fair maid — Fair Fair (f[^a]r), a. [Compar. {Fairer}; superl. {Fairest}.] [OE. fair, fayer, fager, AS. f[ae]ger; akin to OS. & OHG. fagar, Icel. fagr, Sw. fager, Dan. faver, Goth. fagrs fit, also to E. fay, G. f[ u]gen, to fit. fegen to sweep, cleanse, and… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • fair maid — noun Etymology: by folk etymology from fumado : a scup (Stenotomus aculeatus) * * * fair maid, 1. U.S. Dialect. a scup or porgy. 2. British Dialect. a dried or smoked pilchard …   Useful english dictionary

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