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First published 1956 (SND Vol. IV).
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FID, v. Of hares and other animals: to whisk, move the tail up and down or from side to side.Rxb. 1805 A. Scott Poems 135:
On uplands skip the sportive lambs, That lightly frisk, and fid their tails.

[Orig. prob. imit. Cf. Whid, v.1, Fud, v.]

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