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 Fa’ids.Fain’eant. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Fai’ence (2 syl.).
 
Majolica. So called from Faen’za, where, in 1299, it was first manufactured. It is termed majolica because the first specimens the Italians saw came from Majorca. In France it now means a fine ware not equal to porcelain.   1
 


 Fa’ids.Fain’eant. 

 
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