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At the fore

  • (Naut.), at the fore royal masthead; said of a flag, so raised as a signal for sailing, etc.
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c. s. forester

  • noun English writer of adventure novels featuring Captain Horatio Hornblower (1899-1966)
    C. S. Forester; Forester.
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cecil scott forester

  • noun English writer of adventure novels featuring Captain Horatio Hornblower (1899-1966)
    C. S. Forester; Forester.
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come to the fore

  • verb make oneself visible; take action
    step forward; come to the fore; step up; come forward; come out.
    • Young people should step to the fore and help their peers
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Fore and aft

  • (Naut.), from stem to stern; lengthwise of the vessel; in distinction from athwart. R. H. Dana, Jr.
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Fore bay

  • a reservoir or canal between a mill race and a water wheel; the discharging end of a pond or mill race.
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Fore body

  • (Shipbuilding), the part of a ship forward of the largest cross-section, distinguisched from middle body abd after body.
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Fore boot

  • a receptacle in the front of a vehicle, for stowing baggage, etc.
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Fore bow

  • the pommel of a saddle. Knight.
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Fore cabin

  • a cabin in the fore part of a ship, usually with inferior accommodations.
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Fore carriage

  • . (a) The forward part of the running gear of a four-wheeled vehicle. (b) A small carriage at the front end of a plow beam.
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Fore course

  • (Naut.), the lowermost sail on the foremost of a square-rigged vessel; the foresail. See Illust. under Sail.
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Fore door

  • . Same as Front door.
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Fore edge

  • noun the part of a book that faces inward when the book is shelved; the part opposite the spine
    foredge.
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  • the front edge of a book or folded sheet, etc.
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Fore elder

  • an ancestor. Prov. Eng.
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Fore end

  • . (a) The end which precedes; the earlier, or the nearer, part; the beginning.
    I have . . . paid More pious debts to heaven, than in all The fore end of my time. Shak.
    (b) In firearms, the wooden stock under the barrel, forward of the trigger guard, or breech frame.
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Fore girth

  • a girth for the fore part (of a horse, etc.); a martingale.
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Fore hammer

  • a sledge hammer, working alternately, or in time, with the hand hammer.
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Fore leg

  • one of the front legs of a quadruped, or multiped, or of a chair, settee, etc.
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fore part

Fore" part`, Fore"part` noun (Also<
  • Fore part
  • Forepart
)
Definitions
  1. The part most advanced, or first in time or in place; the beginning.
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Fore peak

  • (Naut.), the angle within a ship's bows; the portion of the hold which is farthest forward.
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Fore piece

  • a front piece, as the flap in the fore part of a sidesaddle, to guard the rider's dress.
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Fore plane

  • noun a carpenter's plane intermediate between a jack plane and a jointer plane
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  • a carpenter's plane, in size and use between a jack plane and a smoothing plane. Knight.
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Fore reading

  • previous perusal. Obs. Hales.
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Fore rent

  • in Scotland, rent payable before a crop is gathered.
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Fore sheets

  • (Naut.), the forward portion of a rowboat; the space beyond the front thwart. See Stern sheets.
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Fore shore

  • . (a) A bank in advance of a sea wall, to break the force of the surf. (b) The seaward projecting, slightly inclined portion of a breakwater. Knight. (c) The part of the shore between high and low water marks.
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Fore sight

  • that one of the two sights of a gun which is near the muzzle.
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Fore tackle

  • (Naut.), the tackle on the foremast of a ship.
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fore tooth

Fore" tooth`
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plural Fore teeth
Definitions
  1. (Anat.) One of the teeth in the forepart of the mouth; an incisor.
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Fore topmast

  • . (Naut.) See Fore-topmast, in the Vocabulary.
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Fore wind

  • a favorable wind. Obs.
    Sailed on smooth seas, by fore winds borne. Sandys.
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fore wing

  • noun either of the anterior pair of wings on an insect that has four wings
    fore wing; forewing.
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Fore world

  • the antediluvian world. R. Southey.
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fore-and-aft

  • adjective satellite parallel with the keel of a boat or ship
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fore-and-aft rig

  • noun rig in which the principal sails are fore-and-aft
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Fore-and-aft rigged

  • (Naut.), not rigged with square sails attached to yards, but with sails bent to gaffs or set on stays in the midship line of the vessel. See Schooner, Sloop, Cutter.
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fore-and-aft sail

  • noun any sail not set on a yard and whose normal position is in a fore-and-aft direction
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fore-and-aft topsail

  • noun a triangular fore-and-aft sail with its foot along the gaff and its luff on the topmast
    gaff topsail.
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fore-and-after

  • noun sailing vessel with a fore-and-aft rig
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fore-night

Fore"-night` noun
Definitions
  1. The evening between twilight and bedtime. Scot.
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fore-topgallant

Fore`-top*gal"lant adjective
Definitions
  1. (Naut.) Designating the mast, sail, yard, etc., above the topmast; as, the fore-topgallant sail. See Sail.
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fore-topmast

  • noun the topmast next above the foremast
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Fore`-top"mast noun
Definitions
  1. (Naut.) The mast erected at the head of the foremast, and at the head of which stands the fore-topgallant mast. See Ship.
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fore-topsail

  • noun the topsail on a foremast
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Fore`-top"sail noun
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  1. (Naut.) See Sail.
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fore-wing

  • noun either of the anterior pair of wings on an insect that has four wings
    fore wing; forewing.
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step to the fore

  • verb make oneself visible; take action
    step forward; come to the fore; step up; come forward; come out.
    • Young people should step to the fore and help their peers
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To the fore

  • . (a) In advance; to the front; to a prominent position; in plain sight; in readiness for use. (b) In existence; alive; not worn out, lost, or spent, as money, etc. Irish "While I am to the fore." W. Collins. "How many captains in the regiment had two thousand pounds to the fore?" Thackeray.
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Vine forester

  • (Zoöl.), any one of several species of moths belonging to Alypia and allied genera, whose larvæ feed on the leaves of the grapevine.
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