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fair·ing 1

 (fâr′ĭng)
n.
An auxiliary structure or the external surface of a vehicle, such as an aircraft, that serves to reduce drag.

fair·ing 2

 (fâr′ĭng)
n. Chiefly British
A gift, especially one bought or given at a fair.

fairing

(ˈfɛərɪŋ)
n
(General Engineering) an external metal structure fitted around parts of an aircraft, car, vessel, etc, to reduce drag. Also called: fillet Compare cowling
[C20: fair1 + -ing1]

fairing

(ˈfɛərɪŋ)
n
1. archaic a present, esp from a fair
2. (Cookery) a sweet circular biscuit made with butter

fair•ing

(ˈfɛər ɪŋ)

n.
a structure on the exterior of an aircraft or boat, for reducing drag.
[1910–15]

fairing

Pottery of a type sold or given as a prize at traveling fairs.
Translations

fairing

n (Aviat, Aut) → Stromlinienverkleidung f
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Past the old church, and down the footpath, pottered the old man and the child hand-in-hand early on the afternoon of the day before the feast, and wandered all round the ground, which was already being occupied by the "cheap Jacks," with their green- covered carts and marvellous assortment of wares; and the booths of more legitimate small traders, with their tempting arrays of fairings and eatables; and penny peep-shows and other shows, containing pink-eyed ladies, and dwarfs, and boa-constrictors, and wild Indians.
And they carry him off to load him with fairings; and he returns to Benjy, his hat and coat covered with ribbons, and his pockets crammed with wonderful boxes which open upon ever new boxes, and popguns, and trumpets, and apples, and gilt gingerbread from the stall of Angel Heavens, sole vender thereof, whose booth groans with kings and queens, and elephants and prancing steeds, all gleaming with gold.
"Thee mind what I tells 'ee," rejoins Rachel saucily, "and doan't 'ee kep blethering about fairings."
I wouldn't ha' done it, only I wanted summut to buy 'ee a fairing wi', and I be as vlush o' money as a twod o' feathers."
It's no use looking on life as if it was Treddles'on Fair, where folks only go to see shows and get fairings. If we do, we shall find it different.
It was the usual collection of small oddments: bits of cloth, quack medicines, cheap fairings, a clothful of atta - greyish, rough- ground native flour - twists of down-country tobacco, tawdry pipe- stems, and a packet of curry-stuff, all wrapped in.
Yet, no matter how you may be fairing, you must not look for help from me, for only today I burned my left hand with the iron!
An episode of humour or kindness touches and amuses him here and there--a pretty child looking at a gingerbread stall; a pretty girl blushing whilst her lover talks to her and chooses her fairing; poor Tom Fool, yonder behind the waggon, mumbling his bone with the honest family which lives by his tumbling; but the general impression is one more melancholy than mirthful.
Finally, for Piper flap hinges there's a $297.60 set of fairings that only take an hour to install and add 1-2 MPH to cruising speeds.
M2 EQUITYBITES-October 27, 2015-Avcorp gets Boeing fairings contract
Kaman Aerospace Group division Kaman Aerosystems said it has been awarded a long term supply agreement by Rolls-Royce to manufacture the composite A-frame fairings for the Trent XWB engine that will power the Airbus A350 XWB aircraft.
Abu Dhabi manufacturer to make flap track fairings for Airbus jets by year-end