Definition of Faints

1. n. pl. The impure spirit which comes over first and last in the distillation of whisky; -- the former being called the strong faints, and the latter, which is much more abundant, the weak faints. This crude spirit is much impregnated with fusel oil.



Definition of Faints

1. Noun. (plural of faint) ¹

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Definition of Faints

1. faint [v] - See also: faint

Lexicographical Neighbors of Faints

fainthearted
faintheartedly
faintheartedness
faintheartednesses
faintier
faintiest
fainting
faintingly
faintings
faintish
faintishness
faintishnesses
faintly
faintness
faintnesses
faints (current term)
fainty
fair(a)
fair-and-square
fair-built
fair-haired
fair-haired(a)
fair-haired boy
fair-maids-of-France
fair-minded
fair-mindedness
fair-to-middlin'
fair-to-middling
fair-weather

Literary usage of Faints

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.: Comprehending an Account of His Studies ...by James Boswell by James Boswell (1791)
"As to the invocation of faints, he faid, " Though I do not think it ... it appears to me, thatc the communion of faints' in the Creed ..."

2. A General Collection of the Best and Most Interesting Voyages and Travels in by John Pinkerton (1809)
"... this ought properly to be called The Virgin, for me is the principal figure in the piece, and the St. George, with other faints, is Handing about her. ..."

3. A Practical Exposition on the CXXXth Psalm. by John Owen (1806)
"... rife from the dead and preach : But here we fee, that all the faints departed, and now in glory, do jointly preach this fundamental truth, that there is ..."

4. The Lives of the Lord Chancellors and Keepers of the Great Seal of England by John Campbell Campbell (1845)
"He is coughed down. Oct. 27. 1601. Opening of Elizabeth's last parliament. Queen faints away, and Com- inon.s excluded. ..."

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