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

  Fat \Fat\, n. [See Vat, n.]
     1. A large tub, cistern, or vessel; a vat. [Obs.]
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              The fats shall overflow with wine and oil. --Joel
                                                    ii. 24.
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     2. A measure of quantity, differing for different
        commodities. [Obs.] --Hebert.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Fat \Fat\, a. [Compar. Fatter; superl. Fattest.] [AS.
     f[=ae]tt; akin to D. vet, G. fett, feist, Icel. feitr, Sw.
     fet, Dan. fed, and perh. to Gr. pi^dax spring, fountain,
     pidy`ein to gush forth, pi`wn fat, Skr. pi to swell.]
     1. Abounding with fat; as:
        (a) Fleshy; characterized by fatness; plump; corpulent;
            not lean; as, a fat man; a fat ox.
        (b) Oily; greasy; unctuous; rich; -- said of food.
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     2. Exhibiting the qualities of a fat animal; coarse; heavy;
        gross; dull; stupid.
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              Making our western wits fat and mean. --Emerson.
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              Make the heart of this people fat.    --Is. vi. 10.
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     3. Fertile; productive; as, a fat soil; a fat pasture.
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     4. Rich; producing a large income; desirable; as, a fat
        benefice; a fat office; a fat job.
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              Now parson of Troston, a fat living in Suffolk.
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     5. Abounding in riches; affluent; fortunate. [Obs.]
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              Persons grown fat and wealthy by long impostures.
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     6. (Typog.) Of a character which enables the compositor to
        make large wages; -- said of matter containing blank,
        cuts, or many leads, etc.; as, a fat take; a fat page.
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     Fat lute, a mixture of pipe clay and oil for filling
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Fat \Fat\, v. i.
     To grow fat, plump, and fleshy.
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           An old ox fats as well, and is as good, as a young one.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Fat \Fat\, n.
     1. (Physiol. Chem.) An oily liquid or greasy substance making
        up the main bulk of the adipose tissue of animals, and
        widely distributed in the seeds of plants. See Adipose
        tissue, under Adipose.
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     Note: Animal fats are composed mainly of three distinct fats,
           tristearin, tripalmitin, and triolein, mixed in varying
           proportions. As olein is liquid at ordinary
           temperatures, while the other two fats are solid, it
           follows that the consistency or hardness of fats
           depends upon the relative proportion of the three
           individual fats. During the life of an animal, the fat
           is mainly in a liquid state in the fat cells, owing to
           the solubility of the two solid fats in the more liquid
           olein at the body temperature. Chemically, fats are
           composed of fatty acid, as stearic, palmitic, oleic,
           etc., united with glyceryl. In butter fat, olein and
           palmitin predominate, mixed with another fat
           characteristic of butter, butyrin. In the vegetable
           kingdom many other fats or glycerides are to be found,
           as myristin from nutmegs, a glyceride of lauric acid in
           the fat of the bay tree, etc.
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     2. The best or richest productions; the best part; as, to
        live on the fat of the land.
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     3. (Typog.) Work. containing much blank, or its equivalent,
        and, therefore, profitable to the compositor.
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     Fat acid. (Chem.) See Sebacic acid, under Sebacic.
     Fat series, Fatty series (Chem.), the series of the
        paraffine hydrocarbons and their derivatives; the marsh
        gas or methane series.
     Natural fats (Chem.), the group of oily substances of
        natural occurrence, as butter, lard, tallow, etc., as
        distinguished from certain fatlike substance of artificial
        production, as paraffin. Most natural fats are essentially
        mixtures of triglycerides of fatty acids.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Fat \Fat\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Fatted; p. pr. & vb. n.
     atting.] [OE. fatten, AS. f[=ae]ttian. See Fat, a., and
     cf. Fatten.]
     To make fat; to fatten; to make plump and fleshy with
     abundant food; as, to fat fowls or sheep.
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           We fat all creatures else to fat us.     --Shak.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      adj 1: having an (over)abundance of flesh; "he hadn't remembered
             how fat she was" [ant: lean, thin]
      2: having a relatively large diameter; "a fat rope"
      3: containing or composed of fat; "fatty food"; "fat tissue"
         [syn: fatty, fat] [ant: fat-free, fatless, nonfat]
      4: lucrative; "a juicy contract"; "a nice fat job" [syn: fat,
      5: marked by great fruitfulness; "fertile farmland"; "a fat
         land"; "a productive vineyard"; "rich soil" [syn: fat,
         fertile, productive, rich]
      n 1: a soft greasy substance occurring in organic tissue and
           consisting of a mixture of lipids (mostly triglycerides);
           "pizza has too much fat"
      2: a kind of body tissue containing stored fat that serves as a
         source of energy; it also cushions and insulates vital
         organs; "fatty tissue protected them from the severe cold"
         [syn: adipose tissue, fat, fatty tissue]
      3: excess bodily weight; "she disliked fatness in herself as
         well as in others" [syn: fatness, fat, blubber,
         avoirdupois] [ant: leanness, spareness, thinness]
      v 1: make fat or plump; "We will plump out that poor starving
           child" [syn: fatten, fat, flesh out, fill out,
           plump, plump out, fatten out, fatten up]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  394 Moby Thesaurus words for "fat":
     Boeotian, Haliver Oil, abounding, abounding in riches, abundant,
     adipose, adipose tissue, advantageous, affluent, all-sufficing,
     ample, animal oil, animal oils, aplenty, asinine, balmy, banausic,
     become overweight, bedizenment, beef tallow, beef-brained,
     beef-witted, beefy, big, big-bellied, big-rich, bloated, blockish,
     blocky, blooming, blossoming, blown up, blowzy, blubber, blubbery,
     bone oil, booming, bosomy, bottlenose oil, bottomless, bounteous,
     bountiful, bovine, brawny, breadwinning, broad, broad-bodied,
     bulky, bull, bullnecked, burly, butter, butterfat, buttery,
     butyraceous, buxom, cerate, champion, choice, cholesterol, chosen,
     chrismal, chrismatory, chubby, chumpish, chunky, clear, cloddish,
     coarse, cod-liver oil, comfortable, consonant, copious, corpulent,
     cowish, crass, cream, deep, dense, diffuse, dilated,
     disgustingly rich, distended, doegling oil, doltish, dripping,
     drippings, dropsical, drying oil, dullard, dumb, dumpy, duncical,
     duncish, duplication, duplication of effort, edematous, effuse,
     elect, elite, embellishment, enchymatous, engross, epidemic,
     essential oil, ester, exhaustless, expletive, extravagance,
     extravagant, exuberant, fair, fatten, fattish, fatty, fatty oil,
     featherbedding, fertile, filling, fish oil, fixed oil, flatulent,
     fleshy, flourishing, flower, flowering, flush, frightfully rich,
     frill, frills, frippery, fruiting, full, full-bodied, gain weight,
     gainful, galore, gassy, gather flesh, generous, ghee, gingerbread,
     glyceride, going strong, goose grease, grease, greasy, great,
     gross, halcyon, heavy, heavyset, heavyweight, hefty, hippy, husky,
     hydrogenated fat, imposing, in full swing, in funds, in good case,
     in plenty, in quantity, in the money, incrassate, independent,
     independently rich, independently wealthy, ineducable,
     inexhaustible, inflated, klutzy, lanolin, lard, lard oil,
     lardaceous, lardy, lavish, leaden, liberal, lipid, lipin, lipoid,
     lipoma, loaded, lucrative, lumpish, lusty, luxuriant, luxurious,
     luxury, made of money, many, margarine, massive, massy, maximal,
     meaty, mineral oil, moneyed, moneymaking, much, mucoid,
     mutton tallow, needlessness, negligible, nonesuch, nonpareil,
     numerous, oafish, obese, off, oil, oily, oleaginous, oleic, oleo,
     oleomargarine, oleum, oofy, opaque, optimum, opulent,
     ornamentation, orotund, outside, overabundance, overadornment,
     overblown, overflow, overflowing, overkill, overlap, overmuch,
     overplus, overweight, padding, palmy, paragon, paunchy, paying,
     payroll padding, pick, pinguefy, piping, plenitudinous, plenteous,
     plentiful, plenty, pleonasm, plethora, plethoric, plump, podgy,
     polyunsaturated fat, ponderous, porpoise oil, portly, potbellied,
     prevailing, prevalent, pride, prime, prize, prodigal, productive,
     profitable, profuse, profusive, prolixity, prospering,
     provided for, pudgy, puffed up, puffy, pug, pugged, pursy,
     put on weight, queen, quintessence, rampant, redundance,
     redundancy, remunerative, replete, resounding, retrousse, rich,
     rich as Croesus, rife, ringing, riotous, rolling in money,
     roly-poly, rosy, rotund, round, running over, seal oil, sebaceous,
     sebum, select, shortening, sleek, slender, slick, slight, slim,
     slippery, small, smooth, snub-nosed, soapy, sonorous, sottish,
     square, squat, squattish, squatty, stalwart, steroid, stocky,
     stout, strapping, stubbed, stubby, stumpy, stupid, suet, suety,
     superabundant, superfluity, superfluousness, superlative, surfeit,
     surplus, swelled, swollen, tallow, tallowy, tautology, teeming,
     the best, the best ever, the tops, the very best, thick,
     thick-bodied, thickset, three-dimensional, thriving, top,
     top-heavy, tubby, tumid, turgid, turned-up, unctuous, unguent,
     unguentary, unguentous, unnecessariness, unsaturated fat,
     unteachable, vegetable oil, ventose, verbosity, vibrant, vigorous,
     viscous, volatile oil, wallowing in wealth, warm, wealthy, weighty,
     well provided for, well-fed, well-fixed, well-found,
     well-furnished, well-heeled, well-off, well-paying, well-provided,
     well-stocked, well-to-do, whale oil, wholesale, wide, windy,
     wool fat, worthwhile, wrongheaded

From V.E.R.A. -- Virtual Entity of Relevant Acronyms (February 2016) :

         File Allocation Table (DOS)

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (30 December 2018) :

  File Allocation Table
      (FAT) The component of an MS-DOS or Windows
     95 file system which describes the files, directories,
     and free space on a hard disk or floppy disk.
     A disk is divided into partitions.  Under the FAT file
     system each partition is divided into clusters, each of
     which can be one or more sectors, depending on the size of
     the partition.  Each cluster is either allocated to a file or
     directory or it is free (unused).  A directory lists the name,
     size, modification time and starting cluster of each file or
     subdirectory it contains.
     At the start of the partition is a table (the FAT) with one
     entry for each cluster.  Each entry gives the number of the
     next cluster in the same file or a special value for "not
     allocated" or a special value for "this is the last cluster in
     the chain".  The first few clusters after the FAT contain the
     root directory.
     The FAT file system was originally created for the CP/M[?]
     operating system where files were catalogued using 8-bit
     addressing.  MS DOS's FAT allows only 8.3 filenames.
     With the introduction of MS-DOS 4 an incompatible 16-bit FAT
     (FAT16) with 32-kilobyte clusters was introduced that
     allowed partitions of up to 2 gigabytes.
     Microsoft later created FAT32 to support partitions larger
     than two gigabytes and pathnames greater that 256
     characters.  It also allows more efficient use of disk space
     since clusters are four kilobytes rather than 32 kilobytes.
     FAT32 was first available in OEM Service Release 2 of
     Windows 95 in 1996.  It is not fully backward compatible
     with the 16-bit and 8-bit FATs.
     IDG article
     Compare: NTFS.
     [How big is a FAT?  Is the term used outside MS DOS?  How long
     is a FAT16 filename?]

From Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary :

     (Heb. heleb) denotes the richest part of the animal, or the
     fattest of the flock, in the account of Abel's sacrifice (Gen.
     4:4). It sometimes denotes the best of any production (Gen.
     45:18; Num. 18:12; Ps. 81:16; 147:47). The fat of sacrifices was
     to be burned (Lev. 3:9-11; 4:8; 7:3; 8:25; Num. 18:17. Comp. Ex.
     29:13-22; Lev. 3:3-5).
       It is used figuratively for a dull, stupid state of mind (Ps
       In Joel 2:24 the word is equivalent to "vat," a vessel. The
     hebrew word here thus rendered is elsewhere rendered "wine-fat"
     and "press-fat" (Hag. 2:16; Isa. 63:2).

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