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1قَفِئَتِ الأَرْضُ

, aor. قَفَاَ, inf. n. قَفْءٌ, The land was rained upon, and its herbage became altered and spoiled thereby: (Ḳ:) or قَفْءٌ [the inf. n.] signifies the falling of dust upon the herbs, or leguminous plants, (AḤn, Ḳ, TA,) in consequence of which they are spoiled if the dust be not washed off. (AḤn, TA.) [See فَقَأَت as said of the بُهْمَى.]

8اقتفأ الخَرْزَ

is said in the Ḳ to be syn. with افتقأهُ, [q. v.,] and is expl. by Lḥ as meaning He repeated the [kind of sewing termed] خَرْز [i. e. the sewing of skins and the like by means of an awl], and added, between the two kulbehs, another kulbeh, as is done with reed-mats when they are re-sewed. (TA.) [The kulbeh (كُلْبَة, q. v.) is here described as a thong, or a strand (طَاقَة) of [the membranous fibres that grow at the base of the branches of the palm-tree and are called] لِيف, used in the same manner as the shoemaker's awl, &c., as in art. كلب, q. v.; but what is here meant by this word is evidently, I think, a thong, or the like, with which a skin is sewed, agreeably with another explanation of it in art. كلب.]