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FACE-STRIP (rite): to remove the veil(s) worn by a free woman; to do so usually means that she isto be enslaved. "I handed Clitus the book of cargo lists and strode to the girl, jerking out the pins that held her veil, FACE-STRIPPING her." Pg. 210, Raiders of Gor.

FACTION PATCH (noun): kind of a sign of what racer in competition a Free favors. "It is a FACTION PATCH," said he. "It speaks to me of the tarn races of Ar." "It is true," said the man. The FACTION PATCHES are worn in Ar by those who favor a given faction in the racing. There are several such factions, who control the racing and compete among themselves, the greens, the reds, the golds, the yellows, and the silvers." Pg. 5, Assassin of Gor.

FAGOTS (noun): twigs, sticks, and branches. "I saw some men, too, carrying burdens, sacks and roped bundles of FAGOTS." Pg. 78, Captive of Gor.

FAIRS(festival): four fairs, held yearly governed by the Merchant Law and supported by the booth rents and taxes on items exchanged, during the pilgrimage of those not yet reaching of age, to the foot of the Sardar Mountains. "It was not far to the FAIR OF EN'KARA, one of the four great fairs held in the shadow of the Sardar during the Gorean year, and I soon walked slowly down the long central avenue between the tents, the booths and stalls, the pavilions and stockades of the fair, toward the high, brassbound timber gate, formed of black logs, beyond which lies the Sardar itself, the sanctuary of this world's gods, known to the men below the mountains, the mortals, only as Priest-Kings." Pg. 8, Priest-Kings of Gor. "We had left the FAIR OF SE'VAR and were making our way around the perimeter of the Sardar Range before crossing the Vosk on the way to Ar." Pg. 310, Priest-Kings of Gor.

FAIR-WEATHER SAIL(equipment): a large sail used in gentle winds. "Gorean galleys commonly carry several sails, usually falling into three main types, FAIR-WEATHER, "tarn," and storm." Pg. 33, Hunters of Gor.

FALARIUS (person): a guard in the House of Cernus. "I saw FALARIUS leave the house," said he, "in the garb of a Leather Worker. I was curious." Pg. 232, Assassin of Gor.

FALSE DAWN (time): Seen in the early early morning, just before the sun actually breaks the horizon, the rays are sent through the skies, making it seem like the real dawn. "There was already, though before dawn, a dim filtering of light in the forest, the FALSE DAWN, the inchoate, fractionated light preceding the true dawn, when Tor-tu-Gor, the common star of two worlds, would, as a Gorean poet once said, fling its straight, warming, undeflected spears of the morning among the wet, cool branches of the forest." Pg. 219, Hunters of Gor.

FEAST OF COLLARING (rite): when a slave is captured from an enemy camp or city, a feast is prepared for the collaring of the slave captured in celebration. "...if successful, returns home from his capture flight, a girl bound naked across the saddle, his sisters welcome her with delight, and with great enthusiasm prepare her for the FEAST OF COLLARING." Pg. 159, Assassin of Gor.

FEAST OF FREE COMPANIONSHIP (rite): a meal which is done the night before or the night of the joining of Two Frees. "Free Companions, on the FEAST OF THEIR FREE COMPANIONSHIP, commonly wear a garland of talenders." Pg. 216-217, Raiders of Gor.

FEEDING RITUAL (rite): done prior to eating at times. "Next to me, she knelt before my captor; she put one bowl down before me; then, holding the the other bowl, she handed it to my captor; one of the men pulled my head up by the hair, so I could see clearly what was being done; my captor took the bowl of gruel from Eta, and then, saying nothing, handed it back to her. Now he, and his men, and Eta, looked at me. I then understood what I must do. I picked up the bowl of gruel, with both hands, and, kneeling, handed it to my captor. He took the bowl. Then he handed it back to me. I might now eat. I knelt, shaken, the bowl of gruel in my hands. The symbolism of the act was not lost upon me. It was from him, he, symbolically, that I received my food. It was he who fed me. It was he upon whom I depended, that I would eat. Di he not choose to feed me, I understood, I would not eat." Pg. 65, Slave Girl of Gor.

FIELD-LIGHT CAMOUFLAGE (technique): a technique by which the space crafts of Gor were able to stay hidden from sightings. "This is a technique of FIELD-LIGHT CAMOUFLAGE," said the large man. "It is primitive. The radar-screening device, within, is more sophisticated." Pg. 31, Captive of Gor.

FIELD SLAVE (person): a slave who lives their lives working the soils. "It means one is made welcome in Tharna," said the girl, "and this means one is sent to the Great Farms to be a FIELD SLAVE, to cultivate the soil of Tharna in chains until one dies." Pg. 105, Outlaw of Gor.

FIGHTING HEARTS (people): see All Comrades. "'Yes,' said Grunt, 'They are sometimes known, too, from the sign, as the FIGHTING HEARTS. The society name, however, more strictly, translates as the All Combrades.'" Pg. 314, Savages of Gor.

FILLET (clothing): a scarf-like cloth worn on the head to hold the hair back. "Remove the FILLET," said Rim. She pulled the woolen FILLET from her hair, letting it fall free." Pg. 24, Hunters of Gor.

FIRE BOWL (noun): a "bowl-shaped" container in which the fires are built in camps. "Elizabeth looked up, the tiny ring glinting in the light of the FIRE BOWL." Pg. 281, Nomads of Gor.

FIRE DRILL{tool}Used to start fires, it includes a stick, and a flat piece of wood, plus binding fiber. "Perhaps the most extraordinary thing Ute did, to my mind, was, with sticks, a flat piece of wood and some bidning fiber, make a small FIRE DRILL." Pg. 237, Captive of Gor.

FIRE-MAKER (noun): a small device consisting of a small reservoir of tharlarion oil, a wick, athumb-activated, ratcheted steel wheel, and a splinter of flint; not unlike an old-fashionedcigarette lighter. I saw the spark of Kazrak's FIRE-MAKER, and I felt the flush of friendship as I saw his features briefly outlined in the glow." Pg. 167, Tarnsman of Gor.

FIRST CAPTAIN (person): the one whom takes over when the Admiral is unable to perform his duties. "As Tab was my FIRST CAPTAIN." Pg. 228, Raiders of Gor.

FIRST GIRL {person}: a girl assigned to train and watch over other girls in a chain or camp. "She is now FIRST GIRL in the camp," I said, "Until my return you are to her as her slave." Pg. 205, Hunters of Gor.

FIRST KNOWLEDGE (noun): the education available to the lower castes, such as the Peasants; it ispractical, if occasionally deliberately erroneous. "I wondered, however, if the Second Knowledge, that of the intellectuals, might not be as carefully tailored to preclud inquiry on their level as the FIRST KNOWLEDGE apparently was to preclude inquiry on the level of the lower castes." Pg. 41, Tarnsman of Gor.

FIRST SPEAR (weapon): in a hunting line, the one standing at the front. "Normally they do this in single file and he who leads the file is called FIRST SPEAR, for his will be the first spear cast. As soon as he casts his weapon he throws himself to the ground and covers his body with his shield, as does each man successively behind him." Pg. 20, Priest-Kings of Gor.

FIRST STAKE (person): during the Love War, the woman at first stake, is the most beautiful, and one worth the most. "The Turian wench was beautiful indeed, that she could stand at the FIRST STAKE. This meant that she was quite possibly the most beautiful woman in Turia, certainly at least among those in the games this year." Pg. 117, Nomads of Gor.

FIRST SWORD (person): the head of the swordsmen in a city, the finest of all. "In that time of the guards of Ar I became FIRST SWORD." Pg. 129, Nomads of Gor.

FISH (person): a slave boy named so by Tarl in Port Kar, was in reality, Henrius Sevarius. "Since we brought you from the canal," I said, "we will call you FISH." And I added, "And since you are a slave, you will be marked and collared, and taken to my holding." Pg. 172, Raiders of Gor.

FIVE HIGH CASTES (group): The castes whose members are the only ones to occupy positions on the High Councils of the cities. "It might be mentioned, for those unaware of the face, that the Caste of Merchants is no considered one of the traditional FIVE HIGH CASTES of Gor--the Initiates, Scribes, Physicians, Builders and Warriors." Pg. 84, Nomads of Gor.

FIVE-STRAP GOREAN SLAVE LASH (weapon): a whip with 5 leather tethers used in training or punishment of a slave. "I was terrified of having the full FIVE-STRAP GOREAN SLAVE LASH, wielded with the full strength of a man, used on me." Pg. 176, Captive of Gor.

FLAGSHIP (vessel): a ship which is the first in a line of ships. "This was their FLAGSHIP. The warriors in the craft, climbing on the rowing benches, were crowded amidships and aft, even on the tiller deck, looking back at the barge line behind them, trying to make out the shouting, the confusion." Pg. 70, Raiders of Gor.

FLAHDAH (plant): a tree of the Tahari having lanceolate leaves; the trunk leans, like that of a palmtree

FLAME DEATH (noun): a form of capital punishment imposed by the Priest-Kings and triggeredfrom the Sardar; in it, the victim seems to spontaneously erupt in blue flames. "From time to time they are, but their owners arethen destroyed, bursting into flame." "Like the envelope of blue metal?" "Yes," he said. "It is FLAME DEATH merely to possess a weaponof the interdicted sort."" Pg. 31, Tarnsman of Gor.

FLAMINIUM (plant): a larg scarlet flower with 5 petals. There was a shallow bowl of flowers, scarlet, large-budded, five-petaled FLAMINIUMs, on the small, low table between us." Pg. 154, Hunters of Gor.

FLAVORED ICE (drink): a drink which is similar to the slushes of Earth. "Some even lifted their veils somewhat to drink of the FLAVORED ICES." Pg. 141, Assassin of Gor.

FLEER (bird): large, hook-billed bird which hunts at night. "In the level of emergents there live primarily birds, in particular parrots, long-billed FLEERS, and needle-tailed lits. of claws on the boards. Its eyes gleamed in the reflected light of the lamp. 'Generally, too, they do not come this high,' said the proprietor. 'That is a frevet.' The frevet is a small, quick, mammalian insectivore." Pg. 276, Mercenaries of Gor.

FLEER (people): a tribe of Red Savages which inhabits the Barrens. "Red savages," smiled Grunt. "FLEER," he then said. "Kaiila, Sleen. Yellow Knives, Kailiauk." I had smote my hands slowly together three times. It was like the beating of wings. It now stood, I saw, for the FLEER tribe." Pg. 246, Savages of Gor.

FLEER, PRAIRIE (bird): yellow bird with long wings and a sharp bill; sometimes called the 'maizebird' or 'corn bird' from the belief that it is usually the first bird to find food. "Too, they are often undecorated, save perhaps for a knot of the feathers of the yellow, long-winged, sharp-billed PRAIRIE FLEER, or, as it is sometimes called, the maize bird, or corn bird, considered by the red savages to be generally the first bird to find food." Pg. 43, Savages of Gor.

FLEET ADMIRAL (PERSON): the head of a fleet of ships, a commander of sorts. "I wore the purple of a fleet admiral, with a golden cap with tassel, and gold trim on the sleeves and borders of my robes, with cloak to match." Pg. 213, Raiders of Gor.

FLIGHT ARROW (weapon): an arrow which is 40" long. "...the FLIGHT ARROW is about forty inches in length. Both are metal piled and fletched with three half-feathers, from the wings of the Vosk gulls." Pg. 68, Raiders of Gor.

FLIGHT TRACK (place): the area where the tarn races take place, an arena of sorts. "The FLIGHT TRACK itself, of course, is rather like a narrow, aerial rectangle with two rounded ends. The course is determined by twelve rings, hung on chains from great supporting towers; six of these "rings" are rectangular and six are round; the large rectangular "rings" are three on a side; the smaller, round rings are set at the corners of the dividing wall, and one at each of the narrowest portions of the dividing wall." Pg. 146, Assassin of Gor.

FLUTE (instrument): same as the Earth instrument. "The three flutists were polishing their instruments and talking together; it was shop talk I gathered, because one or the other would stop to illustrate some remark by a passage on his FLUTE..." Pg. 153, Nomads of Gor.

FOOT (measurement): a unit of measurement equal to 10 horts, or 12 1/2 Earth inches. "The Gorean FOOT, interestingly, is almost identical to the Earth FOOT." Pg. 127, Raiders of Gor.

FOREST GIRLS (people): another name for Panther Girls. ""Some call them the FOREST GIRLS," said Ute." Pg. 82, Captive of Gor.

FOREST PANTHER (animal): a cat animal which lives in the forests of Gor. "As I ran through the darkness I suddenly saw, before me, some fifty ro sixty yards away, four pairs of blazing eyes, a pride of FOREST PANTHERS." Pg. 181, Captive of Gor.

FOREST URTS(animals): living in the forests, they are the size of small dogs. Bosk had his men capture them and release them to the lower hold to get needed information from Ela and Tana, the panther girls enslaved by him. "Their catch, returned to the Tesephone, in a cage, covered with canvas, carried on the back of Thurnock, had been six rather large FOREST URTS, about the size of tiny dogs." Pg. 38, Hunters of Gor.

FOUR-STRAP (command): One of many ways which a tarn is trained to respond using tugs on certain straps. The four-strap causes the bird to decend and prepare for landing. "I drew on the FOUR-STRAP." Pg. 276, Raiders of Gor.

FRAME OF HUMILIATION (noun): wooden frame to which the condemned person is tied before it isset adrift in the Vosk River, so that he may die of exposure and/or dehydration, if he is not eatenby tharlarion or other carnivorous reptiles. Indeed, the FRAME OF HUMILIATION would be ample vengeance to satisfy even Talena for the indiginities she had suffered at my hands." Pg. 138, Tarnsman of Gor.

FREE COMPANION (person): spouse; consort; one of two taking part in a ceremony of Free Companionship, equal to a one year marriage which can be renewed or discarded after the year is up. "It seemed unlikely that Pa-Kur would be so politically naive as to use the girl before she had publically accepted him as her FREE COMPANION, according to the rites of Ar." Pg. 176, Tarnsman of Gor.

FREE COMPANIONSHIP (rite): the Gorean equivalent of marriage; must be renewed annually. As note, "Port Kar does not recognize the Free Companionship, but there are free women in the city, who are known simply as the women of their men." Pg. 295, Raider of Gor. "...I could not forget, that I had once brought on tarnback, not as a vanquished slave but as a proud, and beautiful, and free, joyous woman, Talena, daughter of that same Marlenus, Ubar of Ubars, had brought her to this place in love that we might here together drink, one with the other, the wine of FREE COMPANIONSHIP." Pg. 73, Assassin of Gor.

FROBICAIN INJECTION (drug): an injection given to prevent aging. "We permit them," said Flaminius, deigning to offer a bit of explanation, "five Ahn of varied responses, depending on when they recover from the FROBICAIN INJECTION. Mostly this takes the form of hysterical weeping, threats, demands for explanation, screaming and such." Pg. 126, Assassin of Gor.

FRUIT TINDEL (bird): a bird which inhabits the rainforests of the Schendi area. "In the second level, that of the canopies, is found an incredible variety of birds, warblers, finches, mindars, the crested lit and the common lit, the FRUIT TINDEL, the yellow gim, tanagers, some varieties of parrot, and gliding urts, leaf urts, squirrels, climbing, long-tailed porcupines, lizards, sloths, and the usual varieties of insects, ants, centipedes, scorpions, beetles and flies, and so on." Pg. 311, Explorers of Gor.

FURS OF LOVE (noun): soft furs laid on the floor on which a slave will be taken by her Master. "I myself threw down, in one corner, near a slave ring, the FURS OF LOVE." Pg. 117, Raiders of Gor.