the outer and usually smaller of the twobones between the knee and the ankle, parallel with the tibia.
Latin, ‘brooch’, because the shape it makes with the tibia resembles a clasp.Field Glasses •
binoculars for outdoor use.Fife •
a small shrill flute used with the drum in military bands.
a slender thread-like object or fibre.
a metal wire in an electric light bulb,which glows white-hot when an electric current is passed through it.
the slender part of astamen that supports the anther.
‘to spin’.Filch •
of unknown origin.Filibuster •
prolonged speaking which obstructs progress in a legislative assembly.•
obstruct legislation with a filibuster.
, first applied to pirates who pillaged the Spanish colonies in the WestIndies, influenced by Spanish
; ultimately from Dutch
delicate ornamental work of fine gold, silver, or copper wire.
an unpleasant or contemptible person.
) inform on.
) back out of a responsibility.
of unknown origin.Fiord •
a long, narrow, deep inlet of the sea between high cliffs, found predominantly inNorway.
an obstacle to the spread of fire, e.g. a strip of open space in a forest.Firmware •
permanent software programmed into a read-only memory.