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Fabrick (noun)

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Fa'brick. n.s. [fabrica, Latin.]

  1. A building; an edifice.

    There must be an exquisite care to place the columns, set in several stories, most precisely one over another, that so the solid may answer to the solid, and the vacuities to the vacuities, as well for beauty as strength of the fabrick. Wotton.

  2. Any system or compages of matter; any body formed by the conjunction of dissimilar parts.

                    Still will ye think it strange,
    That all the parts of this great fabrick change;
    Quit their old station and primeval frame.
    Prior.

Sources: Prior, Matthew (162) · Wotton, Henry (48)

Attributes: Latin (690) · Noun Substantive (1269)

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