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Main Entry: 1fay
Pronunciation: 'fA
Function: verb
Etymology: Middle English feien, from Old English fEgan; akin to Old High
German fuogen to fit, Latin pangere to fasten -- more at PACT
Date: before 12th century
: to fit or join closely or tightly 

-----Original Message-----
From: John Riley [mailto:jpriley485(--nospam--at)]
Sent: Thursday, March 08, 2001 9:52 AM
To: seaint(--nospam--at)
Subject: Re: Lubrication for Sliding Connection

What's "faying" mean?  My dictionary says "fairy or elf".

Does it mean "contact"?

"But I would like to put some grease on the faying surface for insurance and
to stop the plates from rusting together."