Webster 1913 Edition
The act of imposing a fin[GREEK].
The process of fining or refining; clarification; also
(Metal.), the conversion of cast iron into suitable for puddling, in a hearth or charcoal fire.
That which is used to refine; especially, a preparation of isinglass, gelatin, etc., for clarifying beer.
a vessel in which metals are refined.
Prov. xvii. 3.
Webster 1828 Edition
1.Clarifying; refining; purifying; defecating; separating from extraneous matter.
2.[See Fine, the noun.] Imposing a fine or pecuniary penalty.