underfang

a) To insnare; entrap; deceive by false suggestions.
b) To support or guard from beneath.

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  • underfang — var. underfong v. Obs …   Useful english dictionary

  • underfang — m ( es/ as) One who undertakes any thing, an undertaker, contractor; A receiver, collector of taxes; One who takes into his house or harbors thieves, gamesters, etc., a receiver, gaming house keeper; A guardian, protector [susceptor] …   Old to modern English dictionary

  • underfang — v. a. == take up. RG. 371; pret. ‘underfong’ == understand. HD. 115 == elect. RG. 447 == receive, acknowledge. RG. 461. Wright’s L. P. p. 59 …   Oldest English Words

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