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 Fu’mage (2 syl.).Fun. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Fume.
 
In a fume. In ill-temper, especially from impatience. The French say, “Fumer sans tabac; Fumer sans pipe” (to put oneself into a rage). Smoking with rage, or rather with the ineffectual vapour of anger.   1
       
“A! Rignot, il est courageulx
Pour un homme avantureulx
Et terrible quant il se fume.”
       
L’Aventureulx (a farce).
 


 Fu’mage (2 syl.).Fun. 

 
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