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foible (ˈfɔɪbəl



  1. a slight peculiarity or minor weakness; idiosyncrasy
  2. the most vulnerable part of a sword's blade, from the middle to the tip . Compare forte1 (sense 2

Word Origin

C17: from obsolete French, from obsolete adj: feeble


Comment by melvin.goldstein.56 on 11 Jan 2014

Numbers are the Supreme Court of science. However Godel proved that we may not prove everything. Science needs numbers. There must be Science and Physics Foibles!!

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