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Fasting spittle

Saliva produced first thing in the morning, before breakfast, used to treat a wide variety of diseases for many hundreds of years.

Fernley Observatory

Victorian astronomical observatory in Hesketh Park, Southport.


Apparition in the form of a double of a living person, often a portent of death.


Short story by H. G. Wells published in 1901, a fictional account of the suicide of the inventor of the first successful flying machine, just before its maiden flight.

Five Members

Five members of parliament whom King Charles tried to have arrested in the House of Commons on 4 January 1642.

Fletcher, Burrows & Company

Owner of collieries and cotton mills in Atherton in North West England.


Rural village stretched out along the Barnsley to Huddersfield road in Kirklees, West Yorkshire, taking its name from a Viking settler.

Flockton Collieries

Flockton Collieries comprised several pits, some started before 1700, around Flockton and Middlestown between Wakefield and Huddersfield in the West Riding of Yorkshire.

Flora MacDonald

Jacobite heroine remembered for her role in the escape of the Young Pretender to the thrones of England and Scotland, Charles Edward Stewart, commonly known as Bonnie Prince Charlie, after his defeat at the Battle of Culloden in 1746.

Florence Nagle

Trainer and breeder of racehorses, a breeder of pedigree dogs, and an active feminist