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four-ale

Ale sold at four-pence a quart (1.12 litres) [OED]

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four-feet¹

The area between the parallel rails that constitute the running line   (as distinct from the gap between the running lines carrying traffic known as the "6 foot")
[RMweb - accessed 26Sep2019]

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fou¹

Drunk, [OED] inebriated

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fox_hunter¹

Fox hunter: A horse used, or adapted for use, in hunting [OED] A large fast, and strong horse [CPB]

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freaks¹

freak: whim [Dictionary of the Scots Language]

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Freeholder
A person who owns land and thereby the right to vote.
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Free_booters¹

Originally: a privateer. Later more generally: a piratical adventurer, a pirate; any person who goes about in search of plunder. [OED]

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fribble(1)

A trifling, frivolous person, one not occupied in serious employment, a trifler. [oed] "Dandy":- One who studies above everything to dress elegantly and fashionably. [O.E.D.].

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frith

Froth, foam [Dictionary of the Scots Language]

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fuddle¹

on the fuddle: out for a lengthened spell of drinking. [OED]

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fuddling(1)

fuddle; To have a drinking bout; to tipple, booze. [OED]

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fue do joie
Feu de joie; a salute fired by rifles in rapid succession along a line of troops.
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furloo(1)

Furlow: Leave of absence, esp. a permit or licence given to a soldier (or more rarely, an official) to be absent from duty for a stated time [OED]

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furlow(1)

Furlong – 220 yards, approx 201 meters

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furze¹

Ulex europæus, a spiny evergreen shrub with yellow flowers, growing abundantly on waste lands throughout Europe. Also named gorse, whin; common furze, great furze or French furze [OED

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fustian¹

A kind of coarse cloth made of cotton and flax. Now, a thick, twilled, cotton cloth with a short pile or nap, usually dyed of an olive, leaden, or other dark colour. [OED]

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