, n. 1. A stratagem by which a thing is indirectly brought to pass, or by which one thing seems intended and another is done; a trick; an artifice.
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Every little fetch of wit and criticism.
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2. The apparation of a living person; a wraith.
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The very fetch and ghost of Mrs. Gamp.
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3. The unobstructed region of the ocean over which the wind blows to generate waves.

4. Hence: The length of such a region.

Fetch candle, a light seen at night, superstitiously believed to portend a person's death.
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