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face-strip (verb): to remove the veil(s) worn by a free woman; to do so usually means that she is to be enslaved Book 15: Rogue of Gor, page 176 Book 19: Kajira of Gor, page 183 Book 22: Dancer of Gor, page 295


Fair of En'Kara (holiday); one of four great fairs held in the shadow of the Sardar range in the first month of the Gorean year. Book 3: Priest-Kings of Gor, page 8 


Falarian (noun): an exquisite, rare, fabulously expensive wine, it's cost would purchase a city. It's existence is only rumored among collectors. Book 21: Mercenaries of Gor, pages 158-159 


falarina (adv): a female who is no longer a virgin or 'glana' preceded by the state of 'profalarina' indicating a female who is about to be 'falarina' and before that by 'meta glana' one who looks forward to her deflowering. Book 17: Savages of Gor, page 203 Book 22: Dancer of Gor, page 128 


fan palm (noun): found in the jungles of Schendi more than 20 feet high which spreads it's leaves in the form of an opened fan; an excellent source of water; as much as a liter at the base of each leaf's cupped stem. Book 13: Explorer's of Gor, pages 310 and 347 


field slave (noun): one who works outdoors, usually gardening, fetching wood or water, etc. She is commonly dressed in plain, sturdy slave tunics. Her hair is shorn. Book 25: Magicians of Gor, pages 299-302 


Fighting Hearts (noun): see All Comrades 


fire-maker (noun): a small device consisting of a small reservoir of tharlarion oil a wick a thumb-activated ratcheted steel wheel and a splinter of flint; not unlike an old-fashioned cigarette lighter. Book 17: Savages of Gor, page 15 


fire-maker, cylindrical (noun): a small silverish tube used for igniting cooking fires. When the cap is removed, and the implement inside is exposed to the air, it glows a fiery red. Book 3: Priest-Kings of Gor, page 138 


first girl (noun): slave appointed by the Master to oversee other usually younger or less experienced girls; she rules when FreePersons are not present as the Master, but she is subject to his total authority. Book 13: Explorers of Gor, page 78 Book 17: Savages of Gor, page 231 Book 22: Dancer of Gor, page 170, 211, and 380 Book 25: Magicians of Gor, page 123 


First Knowledge (noun): the education available to the lower castes, such as the Peasants; it is practical, if occasionally deliberately erroneous (i.e. it purports that Gor is a flat disk) Book 1: Tarnsman of Gor, page 58 


First Spear (noun): the designated leader of a unit of spearmen. Book 3: Priest Kings of Gor, page 19 


First Sword (noun): the leader of the Guards in a given city such as Ar. Book 4: Nomads of Gor, page 129 


fisherman (noun): name given to an arena combatant who fights with net and trident. Book 24: Vagabonds of Gor, page 91 


flahdah (noun): a tree of the Tahari having lanceolate leaves; the trunk leans, like that of a palm tree Book 10: Tribesmen of Gor page 72 


Flame Death (see also Blue Flame) (noun): a form of capital punishment imposed by the Priest-Kings and triggered from the Sardar; in it, the victim seems to spontaneously erupt in blue flames Book 1: Tarnsman of Gor, pages 207-208 


flaminium (noun): a largish scarlet flower having 5 petals Book 8: Hunters of Gor, page 154 


fleer (noun): large, hook-billed bird which hunts at night Book 11: Slave Girl of Gor, page 117 


Fleer Tribe (noun): a tribe of Red Savages a member of the Blue Sky Society a warrior society of the Fleer which inhabits the Barrens; they have long hair combed back and flowing down the back like cornstalks; They ride their kaiila bareback and carry a long feathered lance and a small round war shield with medicine signs inscribed on it. Book 17: Savages of Gor, page 256 


fleer, prairie (noun): yellow bird with long wings and a sharp bill; sometimes called the 'maize bird' or 'corn bird' from the belief that it is usually the first bird to find food Book 17: Savages of Gor, page 246


flute, double (noun): a wind instrument. Book 22: Dancer of Gor, pages 281 and 283 Book 25: Magicians of Gor, pages 120, and 156 


flute girl (noun): a slave trained in the art of music, specifically the playing of the double flute. They perform at various functions and are available for sexual use by those free men of their audience. Book 25: Magicians of Gor, pages 118-122 


foot, Gorean (noun): slightly longer than the Earth foot based on supposition that each of its 10 horts is roughly 1 1/4 inches long (12 1/2 inches Earth measure); it's standard is a metal rod kept at the Sardar. Also called the Merchant's Foot. Book 6: Raiders of Gor, page 127 


fora (noun): chain; pl. fori - chains; as in sa`ng-fori, 'without chains' Book 2: Outlaw of Gor, page 216 


Fort Haskins (noun): Boswell pass, bordered by the southern edge of the Thentis Mountains and the northern range of the Voltai, opens into The Barrens, the world of the Red Savage. Fort Haskins is situated at the foot of the pass. Once a trading post maintained by the Haskins Company and later a military outpost flying the flag of Thentis, it's military and strategic influence declined with the development of the Thentesian Tarn cavalries and the growth of the population. It is once again a trading center, maintained by the Caste of Merchants of Thentis. Book 12: Savages of Gor, pages 76-77 


fountain, higher bowl (noun): the portion of the public fountains from which free persons drink. There is a lower level is available for the use of animals and slaves. Book 25: Magicians of Gor, pages 216, 217, and 224-225 


fountain, lower bowl (noun): a portion of public fountains allotted for the watering of animals and slaves. Slaves caught drinking from the upper bowl face punishment by the magistrates of the city. Book 25: Magicians of Gor, pages 217 and 228 


four chains (noun): method of chaining a girl used frequently in taverns of Port Kar. Book 13: Explorers of Gor, page 42 


four-strap (noun): one of a series of straps used in the navigation of a Tarn, namely descent in preparation to land; it is also a command to land for Tarns trained in verbal cues. Four-Strap! Book 2: Outlaw of Gor, page 130 


Frame of Humiliation (noun): wooden frame to which the condemned person is tied before it is set adrift in the Vosk River, so that he may die of exposure and/or dehydration, if he is not eaten by tharlarion or other carnivorous reptiles Book 1: Tarnsman of Gor, pages 136 and 138 


Free Companion (noun): spouse; consort Book 1: Tarnsman of Gor, page 213 


Free Companionship (noun): the closest equivalent to marriage on Gor. A woman is bought from her parents and is considered a Free Companion, even though she may not have been consulted in the arrangement. A woman, may agree of her own free will to be a Free Companion, and a Master may free his slave for Free Companionship. A man may have only one Free Companion at a time, but the relationship is considered binding, sundered usually, only by death as long as it is annually renewed.. A Gorean free woman does not change her name in the ceremony of the Free Companionship. From the Gorean point of view, the wife of Earth occupies a status which is higher than that of the slave, but lower than that of the Free Companion. Book 1: Tarnsman of Gor, page 216 Book 2: Outlaw of Gor, page 54 Book 8: Hunters of Gor, page 9 Book 9: Marauders of Gor, page 14 Book 13: Explorers of Gor, pages 365-366 


Free Islands (noun): also known as exchange islands, they are administered as Free Ports by the Merchants. Included are Teletus, Tabor, and Scagnar. Others were Farnacium, Hulneth and Asperiche. In the south are Anango and Ianda, and in the far north, Hunger and Skjern, west of Torvaldsland. These islands, and free ports on the coast such as Lydius and Helmutsport, Schendi and Bazi make possible the commerce between Cos and Tyros and cities of the mainland. Book 6: Raiders of Gor, page 137 


free labor, citizenship and (concept): In the cities, the rights of citizenship are clearest and free labor has held its own. In rural areas which fall outside the sphere of influence of nearby cities, it is difficult to be a citizen of a city if one cannot reach it within a days march. Retention of citizenship may be contingent on such things as attending public ceremonies, such as an official semi-annual taking of auspices, and participating in numerous public assemblies, some of which are called on short notice. The inability of the rural inhabitants to effectively exercise citizenship leads to disenfranchisement, or most often a fierce independence, repudiating allegiance to anything save one's own village. The farmers, or peasants, are more likely to suffer from the results of cheap competition than their urban brethren. Book 22: Dancer of Gor, pages 302-303 


Free Ports (noun): the 4 free ports maintained on the Thassa north and south of the gorean equator are Lydius, Helmutsport, Schend,i and Bazi. Book 6: Raiders of Gor, page 137 


Freewomen, enslavement of (noun): all women on Gor are subject to the dominance and order of men. Free women may lose their status, if strict rules of dress and decorum are not followed. Lacivious dress or behavior usually results in a sentence of slavery. Book 23: Renegades of Gor, pages 367-368, and 372 


Frevet (noun): small quick mammal, an insectivore that is kept in some homes for insect control. Book 21: Mercenaries of Gor, page 276 


frobicain (noun): a sedative injection used during Voyages of Acquisition to render a captured barbarian unconscious. Book 5: Assassin of Gor, page 126 


Fulvians (noun): foothills of the Voltai Mountains, northeast of Ar. The villa district of Ar is found here. Book 25: Magicians of Gor, page 299 

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