Definition of Fewter
1. Noun. a support or holder for a spear, attached to a saddle or breastplate ¹
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Definition of Fewter
1. to set in a rest [v -ED, -ING, -S]
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Literary usage of Fewter
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Gentleman's Magazine (1855)
"... of the other syde fewter-lane w'Mn this vj or vij yers past Lenke Clement, carpenter, ... from bis house in fewter-lane w"'in ten years past. ..."
2. A Glossary of Tudor and Stuart Words: Especially from the Dramatists by Walter William Skeat, Anthony Lawson Mayhew (1914)
"... the felt-lined socket for a lance or spear attached to the saddle of a knight. Spenser has the verb fewter equivalent in meaning to ..."
3. The Index Library by British Record Society (1908)
"The said garden in fewter Lane is held of the Queen in free burgage and ... The 14 messuages or cottages and gardens in fewter Lane are worth per ann., ..."
4. Abstracts of Inquisitiones Post Mortem Relating to the City of London by Great Britain Court of Chancery, Great Britain, Court of Chancery (1908)
"messuages or cottages now in ruins and decayed with divers gardens lately 7, now divided into 15, situate in fewter Lane in the parish of St. Andrew in ..."
5. Collectanea Topographica Et Genealogica by Frederic Madden, Bulkeley Bandinel, John Gough Nichols (1837)
"fewter-lane. 26. Thomas Lakes, doctor in phisicke,8 out of Jan. ... Thomas Catlyn, Gent, out of fewter-lane," bur. Oct. 3, 1605. ь Johan, dan. of Mr. Bessie ..."
6. Old English Social Life as Told by the Parish Registers by Thomas Firminger Thiselton Dyer (1898)
"Gardens, too, in Chancery Lane are frequently mentioned, and in the year 1609 we meet with ' the gardens in fewter Lane.' Stowe, speaking of this locality, ..."
7. A Svrvay of London: Contayning the Originall, Antiquity, Increase, Moderne by John Stow (1890)
"Then is fewter Lane, which stretcheth south into Fleet Street, by the east end of St. Dunstan's Church, and is so called of ..."