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Fode

Fode

BEING A WORD LITTLE USED FOR AN ACT TOO FAMILIAR

v. — to deceive or delude with kindness
— to encourage or confirm something foolish

fm. origins unknown. Perhaps a figurative use of food and feed.

first published. 1375

inspiration. The Oxford English Dictionary

I am not wont to fode
Them that dare put their trust in me.
— John Skelton, Magnyfycense, 1516

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