Fesnyng


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Fesnyng

 of ferrets: a pack of ferrets, 15th century—Brewer.
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Seizing on the odd noun FEAMYNG, a collective term for ferrets given in a 1949 crossword dictionary, he shows that it was the last in a centuries-long chain of typos from BUSYNESS to BESYNES to FESYNES to FESNYNG to FEAMYNGI From this, Borgmann draws the sweeping conclusion that "books, be they dictionaries or other reference works, are worthless from the viewpoint of accuracy and dependability." Except for this comment, the full account can be found in Problem 94: A Feamyng of Ferrets.