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Phil's Fine Fettling
In message <email@example.com> Phil and Judy Rose writes:
> Here in Dodge City, some of us older folk might use "fettle" as a noun (as
> in "fine fettle"?) Never heard it used as a verb. How _does_ one "fettle"
> one's Audi? Do you need a 17 mm fettle wrench? ;-)
I checked in the OED. "Fettle" is indeed listed as a verb - meaning to trim or
smooth the rough edges of, e.g., a pot before firing. It's apparently derived
from an old word for "girdle".
Committee Member, UK Audi [ur-]quattro Owners Club