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

  F \F\ ([e^]f).
     1. F is the sixth letter of the English alphabet, and a
        nonvocal consonant. Its form and sound are from the Latin.
        The Latin borrowed the form from the Greek digamma ?,
        which probably had the value of English w consonant. The
        form and value of Greek letter came from the Ph[oe]nician,
        the ultimate source being probably Egyptian.
        Etymologically f is most closely related to p, k, v, and
        b; as in E. five, Gr. pe`nte; E. wolf, L. lupus, Gr.
        ly`kos; E. fox, vixen; fragile, break; fruit, brook, v.
        t.; E. bear, L. ferre. See Guide to Pronunciation,
        [sect][sect] 178, 179, 188, 198, 230.
        [1913 Webster]
     2. (Mus.) The name of the fourth tone of the model scale, or
        scale of C. F sharp (F [sharp]) is a tone intermediate
        between F and G.
        [1913 Webster]
     F clef, the bass clef. See under Clef.
        [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: a degree on the Fahrenheit scale of temperature [syn:
           degree Fahrenheit, F]
      2: a nonmetallic univalent element belonging to the halogens;
         usually a yellow irritating toxic flammable gas; a powerful
         oxidizing agent; recovered from fluorite or cryolite or
         fluorapatite [syn: fluorine, F, atomic number 9]
      3: the capacitance of a capacitor that has an equal and opposite
         charge of 1 coulomb on each plate and a voltage difference of
         1 volt between the plates [syn: farad, F]
      4: the 6th letter of the Roman alphabet [syn: F, f]

From Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856) :

  F, punishment, English law. Formerly felons were branded and marked with a 
  hot iron, with this letter, on being admitted to the benefit of clergy. 

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