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Easton's Bible Dictionary
The word "full" is from the Anglo-Saxon fullian, meaning "to whiten." To full is to press or scour cloth in a mill. This art is one of great antiquity. Mention is made of "fuller's soap" (Malachi 3:2), and of "the fuller's field" (2 Kings 18:17). At his transfiguration our Lord's rainment is said to have been white "so as no fuller on earth could white them" (Mark 9:3). En-rogel (q.v.), meaning literally "foot-fountain," has been interpreted as the "fuller's fountain," because there the fullers trod the cloth with their feet.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
1. (n.) One whose occupation is to full cloth.

2. (n.) A die; a half-round set hammer, used for forming grooves and spreading iron; -- called also a creaser.

3. (v. t.) To form a groove or channel in, by a fuller or set hammer; as, to fuller a bayonet.

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
FULLER

fool'-er (kabhac; literally, "to trample," gnapheus): The fuller was usually the dyer, since, before the woven cloth could be properly dyed, it must be freed from the oily and gummy substances naturally found on the raw fiber. Many different substances were in ancient times used for cleansing. Among them were white clay, putrid urine, and the ashes of certain desert plants (Arabic qali, Biblical "soap"; Malachi 3:2). The fuller's shop was usually outside the city (2 Kings 18:17 Isaiah 7:3; Isaiah 36:2), first, that he might have sufficient room to spread out his cloth for drying and sunning, and second, because of the offensive odors sometimes produced by his processes. The Syrian indigo dyer still uses a cleaning process closely allied to that pictured on the Egyptian monuments. The unbleached cotton is soaked in water and then sprinkled with the powdered ashes of the ishnan, locally called qali, and then beaten in heaps on a flat stone either with another stone or with a large wooden paddle. The cloth is washed free from the alkali by small boys treading on it in a running stream or in many changes of clean water (compare En-rogel, literally, "foot fountain," but translated also "fuller's fountain" because of the fullers' method of washing their cloth). Mark describes Jesus' garments at the time of His transfiguration as being whiter than any fuller on earth could whiten them (Mark 9:3).

James A. Patch

Greek
1102. gnapheus -- one who cleans woolen cloth
... one who cleans woolen cloth. Part of Speech: Noun, Masculine Transliteration: gnapheus
Phonetic Spelling: (gnaf-yuce') Short Definition: a fuller, cloth-dresser ...
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333. anatheoreo -- to observe carefully
... as in completing a process," which intensifies 2334 , "gaze on") -- properly, consider
(literally " and down"); pay attention () to grasp the fuller meaning of ...
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5342. phero -- to bear, carry, bring forth
... The following is a fuller expanded rendering of the Greek text, " [in view of the
meaning of salvation that extends to glorification, 1 Pet 1:9] (5342 ).". ...
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2046. ereo -- call, say, speak of, tell.
... call, say, speak of, tell. Probably a fuller form of rheo; an alternate for epo
in certain tenses; to utter, ie Speak or say -- call, say, speak (of), tell. ...
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4265. problepo -- to foresee
... The following is a fuller rendering of the Greek text of Heb 11:39,40: "And all
these [OT believers], having gained divine approval through the (principle of ...
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1840. exischuo -- to have strength enough
... It is only used in Eph 3:18, referring to apprehending (decisively laying hold of)
the fuller dimensions of knowing the Lord (His love, calling, presence). ...
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Strong's Hebrew
3526. kabas -- to wash
... Word Origin a prim. root Definition to wash NASB Word Usage fuller's (3), fullers'
(1), wash (38), washed (8), washes (1). fuller, washing. ...
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53. Abishalom -- "my father is peace," two Israelites
... Or (shortened) babshalowm {ab-shaw- lome'}; from 'ab and shalowm; father of peace
(ie Friendly); Abshalom, a son of David; also (the fuller form) a later ...
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3084. Yehoseph -- Joseph
... Word Origin the same as Yoseph, qv. Joseph A fuller form of Yowceph; Jehoseph (ie
Joseph), a son of Jacob -- Joseph. see HEBREW Yowceph. 3083, 3084. ...
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2744. Charchuwr -- an Israelite
... Harhur A fuller form of charchur; inflammation; Charchur, one of the Nethinim --
Harhur. see HEBREW charchur. 2743, 2744. Charchuwr. 2744a . Strong's Numbers
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3201. yakol -- to be able, have power
... Or (fuller) yakowl {yaw-kole'}; a primitive root; to be able, literally (can, could)
or morally (may, might) -- be able, any at all (ways), attain, can (away ...
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1138. Bunni -- the name of several Israelites
... NASB Word Usage Bunni (3). Bunni. Or (fuller) Buwniy {boo-nee'}; from banah; built;
Bunni or Buni, an Israelite -- Bunni. see HEBREW banah. 1137, 1138. ...
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Library

A Fuller Account of the Errors of Photinus, Apollinaris and ...
... Chapter XII. A fuller account of the Errors of Photinus, Apollinaris and Nestorius.�
A fuller account of the Errors of Photinus, Apollinaris and Nestorius. ...
/.../vincent/the commonitory of vincent of lerins/chapter xii a fuller account.htm

Lesser and Fuller Forms.
... Lesser and Fuller Forms. Moreover, we have endeavoured to use the fullest
form, including the words of those Gospels which have ...
/.../mcgarvey/the four-fold gospel/lesser and fuller forms.htm

Moreover, to Give a Fuller Demonstration of this Point...
... Life and Works of Rufinus with Jerome's Apology Against Rufinus. Various. 5. Moreover,
to give a fuller demonstration of this point� [2829] Revelation 1:5 ...
/.../5 moreover to give a.htm

Of the Characteristics of the Prayer, the Fuller Treatment of ...
... Prolegomena. Chapter IX. Of the characteristics of the prayer, the fuller treatment
of which is reserved for the Conferences of the Elders. ...
/.../cassian/the works of john cassian /chapter ix of the characteristics.htm

Letter F
... 1809, Expelled 1815 * Frost, Joseph H. "Received 1835 * Frost, Leonard "Received
1808, Withdrew 1829 * Frye, Joseph "Received 1809 * Fuller, Earl B ...
/.../christianbookshelf.org/bangs/an alphabetical list of m e preachers/letter f.htm

Appendix.
... Mosheim's Ecclesiastical History; Milner's Church History; Scott's Continuation
of Milner; Life of Knox; Gilpin's Lives of the Reformers; Fuller's and Warner's ...
/.../newcomb/a practical directory for young christian females/appendix.htm

India as Carey Found It
... With the cautious wisdom that marked all Fuller's action, though perhaps with the
ignorance that was due to Carey's absence, the third meeting of the new ...
/.../smith/the life of william carey/chapter iii india as carey.htm

Greatness in the Kingdom
... than the giant; and 'the least in the kingdom,' being nearer to Jesus Christ than
the men of old could ever be, because possessing the fuller revelation of God ...
/.../maclaren/expositions of holy scripture e/greatness in the kingdom.htm

The Friend of Men 223 in Nothing Does the Contrast Between Jesus ...
... From this solitude he sent forth his summons and warning to his people. They who
sought him for fuller teaching went after him and found him where he was. ...
/.../rhees/the life of jesus of nazareth/i the friend of men.htm

The Lambeth Articles, AD 1595.
... II. and III.((Oxford ed.1822). Thomas Fuller: Church History of Britain, Vol. ... III.
p.523, and also in Strype, Fuller, Collier, and Hardwick, lc. ...
/.../ 84 the lambeth articles.htm

Thesaurus
Fuller (5 Occurrences)
... This art is one of great antiquity. Mention is made of "fuller's soap"
(Malachi 3:2), and of "the fuller's field" (2 Kings 18:17). ...
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Fuller's (4 Occurrences)
... Easton's Bible Dictionary Fuller's field. A spot near ... Hinnom. Here the fullers
pursued their occupation. Fuller's soap. (Hebrews borith ...
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Field (390 Occurrences)
... 13. (vt) To catch, stop, throw, etc. (the ball), as a fielder. Int. Standard
Bible Encyclopedia. FULLER'S FIELD, THE. fool'-ers feld ...
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Fullers (4 Occurrences)
... And when they were come up, they came and stood by the conduit of the upper pool,
which is in the highway of the fuller's field. (See JPS). ...
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Conduit (5 Occurrences)
... When they were come up, they came and stood by the conduit of the upper pool, which
is in the highway of the fuller's field. (WEB KJV JPS ASV WBS YLT NAS RSV). ...
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Ophir (12 Occurrences)
... We get a fuller list of the wares and also the time taken by the voyage if we assume
that the same vessels are referred to in 1 Kings 10:22, "Once every three ...
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Rab-shakeh (14 Occurrences)
... And when they were come up, they came and stood by the conduit of the upper pool,
which is in the highway of the fuller's field. (See JPS BBE DBY WBS). ...
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Rabshakeh (15 Occurrences)
... When they were come up, they came and stood by the conduit of the upper pool, which
is in the highway of the fuller's field. (WEB KJV ASV NAS). ...
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Aqueduct (4 Occurrences)
... And when they were come up, they came and stood by the aqueduct of the upper
pool, which is on the highway of the fuller's field. (DBY NIV). ...
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Tobit
... Schurer (GJV4,III, 243) gives the principal arguments for this view (compare
Fuller, Speaker's Commentary, I, 168) is much fuller than BA. ...
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Concordance
Fuller (5 Occurrences)

Mark 9:3
And his raiment became shining, exceeding white as snow; so as no fuller on earth can white them.
(KJV ASV DBY WBS YLT RSV)

Acts 18:26
And he was preaching in the Synagogue without fear. But Priscilla and Aquila, hearing his words, took him in, and gave him fuller teaching about the way of God.
(BBE)

Colossians 1:10
so that your lives may be worthy of the Lord and perfectly pleasing to Him, while you exhibit the results of right action of every sort and grow into a fuller knowledge of God.
(WEY)

Ezekiel 36:30
And I will make the tree give more fruit and the field fuller produce, and no longer will you be shamed among the nations for need of food.
(BBE)

Malachi 3:2
But who may abide the day of his coming? and who shall stand when he appeareth? for he is like a refiner's fire, and like fullers' soap:
(Root in KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV)

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