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 for fettle
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Fettle \Fet"tle\, v. i.
     To make preparations; to put things in order; to do trifling
     business. [Prov. Eng.] --Bp. Hall.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Fettle \Fet"tle\, n.
     The act of fettling. [Prov. Eng.] --Wright.
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     In fine fettle, in good spirits.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Fettle \Fet"tle\, v. t. [OE. & Prov. E., to fettle (in sense 1),
     fettle, n., order, repair, preparation, dress; prob. akin to
     E. fit. See Fit, a.]
     1. To repair; to prepare; to put in order. [Prov. Eng.]
        --Carlyle.
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     2. (Metal.) To cover or line with a mixture of ore, cinders,
        etc., as the hearth of a puddling furnace.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  fettle
      n 1: a state of fitness and good health; "in fine fettle"
      v 1: remove mold marks or sand from (a casting)

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